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Table of Contents I. Sporting Kansas City 2020 Regular Season in Review a. Sporting Kansas City 2020 Roster

Editorial note: All contents updated as of 12/02/2020.

pg. 3

b. Sporting Kansas City 2020 Schedule and Results

pg. 4

c. Sporting Kansas City 2020 MLS Award Contenders and Team Awards pg. 5

d. Sporting Kansas City in Top 5 of 2020 MLS Statistical Categories

pg. 6-8

e. Major League Soccer: 2020 Regular Season Standings

pg. 8

f. How the West Was Won: Sporting Kansas City Position-By-Position

pg. 9-10

II. Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Overview

a. Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket and Schedule

pg. 11

b. Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Format and Policies

pg. 12

III. Sporting Kansas City Postseason History and Statistics

a. Sporting Kansas City All-Time Postseason Results

pg. 13

b. Sporting Kansas City Postseason History

pg. 14

c. Sporting Kansas City Postseason Leaders, Highs and Lows

pg. 15-16

d. Year-By-Year Postseason Stats for Sporting Kansas City Roster

pg. 17-19

e. All-Time Sporting Kansas City Postseason Player Statistics

pg. 20-21

f. All-Time Sporting Kansas City Postseason Box Scores

pg. 22-31

IV. Major League Soccer’s Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Guide a. Sporting Kansas City Addendum pg. 32-36 2


SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2020 ROSTER (NUMERICAL) NO. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 36 75 96

PLAYER PRONUNCIATION Richard Sanchez Andreu Fontas ahn-DRAY-oo Roberto Puncec PUHN-chetz Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Ilie Sanchez ILL-ee-eh SAHN-chez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi ZOO-see Alan Pulido AH-lahn poo-LEE-dough Felipe Gutierrez feh-LEE-pay Khiry Shelton KY-ree Gerso Fernandes JER-soh Amadou Dia AH-mah-doo DEE-uh Roger Espinoza Graham Smith Gadi Kinda GAH-dee KINN-dah Eric Dick Erik Hurtado her-TAH-doh Daniel Salloi shallow-EE Felipe Hernandez feh-LEE-pay Winston Reid Tyler Freeman John Pulskamp Jaylin Lindsey Gianluca Busio jahn-LUKA BOO-see-oh Cameron Duke Tim Melia MEE-lia Luis Martins lou-EESE mar-TEENS Wan Kuzain koo-ZANE Wilson Harris

NO. 5 27 13 18 28 15 12 3 23 10 96 21 19 17 26 36 29 9 24 4 22 7 20 6 1 11 16 75 8

PLAYER PRONUNCIATION Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Gianluca Busio jahn-LUKA BOO-see-oh Amadou Dia AH-mah-doo DEE-uh Eric Dick Cameron Duke Roger Espinoza Gerso Fernandes JER-soh Andreu Fontas ahn-DRAY-oo Tyler Freeman Felipe Gutierrez feh-LEE-pay Wilson Harris Felipe Hernandez feh-LEE-pay Erik Hurtado her-TAH-doh Gadi Kinda GAH-dee KINN-dah Jaylin Lindsey Luis Martins lou-EESE mar-TEENS Tim Melia MEE-lia Alan Pulido AH-lahn poo-LEE-dough John Pulskamp Roberto Puncec PUHN-chetz Winston Reid Johnny Russell Daniel Salloi shallow-EE Ilie Sanchez ILL-ee-eh SAHN-chez Richard Sanchez Khiry Shelton KY-ree Graham Smith Wan Kuzain koo-ZANE Graham Zusi ZOO-see

POS. HT. GK 6-3 DEF 6-1 DEF 6-1 DEF 6-0 MID 5-11 FWD 5-10 DEF 5-10 FWD 5-10 MID 5-9 FWD 6-3 FWD 5-8 DEF 5-10 MID 5-10 DEF 6-3 MID 5-8 GK 6-4 FWD 5-9 FWD 6-2 MID 5-8 DEF 6-3 FWD 5-11 GK 6-2 DEF 5-10 MID 5-7 MID 5-6 GK 6-0 DEF 5-8 MID 5-10 FWD 5-11

WT. 185 190 170 175 165 168 155 170 170 180 140 150 180 190 145 220 185 155 135 190 155 190 195 135 130 205 160 140 165

BIRTHDATE (AGE) HOMETOWN 04/05/1994 (26) Little Elm, TX 11/14/1989 (31) Banyoles, Spain 10/27/1991 (29) Varazdin, Croatia 02/11/1987 (33) Overland Park, KS 11/21/1990 (30) Barcelona, Spain 04/08/1990 (30) Glasgow, Scotland 08/18/1986 (34) Longwood, FL 03/08/1991 (29) Ciudad Victoria, Mexico 10/08/1990 (30) Quintero, Chile 06/26/1993 (27) Leander, TX 02/23/1991 (29) Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 06/08/1993 (27) Highlands Ranch, CO 10/25/1986 (34) Aurora, CO 11/25/1995 (25) Highlands Ranch, CO 03/23/1994 (26) Ashdod, Israel 10/03/1994 (26) Carmel, IN 11/15/1990 (30) Beaverton, OR 07/19/1996 (24) Budapest, Hungary 06/08/1998 (22) Nashville, TN 07/03/1988 (32) Auckland, New Zealand 01/09/2003 (17) Shawnee, KS 04/19/2001 (19) Bakersfield, CA 03/27/2000 (20) Charlotte, NC 05/28/2002 (18) Greensboro, NC 02/13/2001 (19) Overland Park, KS 05/15/1986 (34) East Islip, NY 06/10/1992 (28) Lamego, Portugal 09/14/1998 (22) Carbondale, IL 11/28/1999 (21) Los Angeles, CA

LAST CLUB Chicago Fire FC (MLS) Celta Vigo (Spain) HNK Rijeka (Croatia) Elche CF (Spain) Derby County FC (England) Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico) Real Betis (Spain) SC Paderborn 07 (Germany) C.F. Os Belenenses (Portugal) Phoenix Rising FC (USL) Wigan Athletic (England) Beitar Jerusalem (Israel) Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) Sporting KC Academy Sporting KC II (USL Championship) West Ham United (England) Sporting KC Academy Sporting KC II (USL Championship) Sporting KC Academy Sporting KC Academy Sporting KC Academy Chivas USA (MLS) G.D. Chaves (Portugal) Sporting KC II (USL Championship) Sporting KC II (USL Championship)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2020 ROSTER (ALPHABETICAL) POS. HT. DEF 6-0 MID 5-7 DEF 5-10 GK 6-4 MID 5-6 MID 5-10 FWD 5-8 DEF 6-1 FWD 5-11 MID 5-9 FWD 5-11 MID 5-8 FWD 5-9 MID 5-8 DEF 5-10 DEF 5-8 GK 6-0 FWD 5-10 GK 6-2 DEF 6-1 DEF 6-3 FWD 5-10 FWD 6-2 MID 5-11 GK 6-3 FWD 6-3 DEF 6-3 MID 5-10 DEF 5-10

WT. 175 135 150 220 130 180 140 190 155 170 165 135 185 145 195 160 205 170 190 170 190 168 155 165 185 180 190 140 155

BIRTHDATE (AGE) BIRTHPLACE COLLEGE 02/11/1987 (33) Kansas City, MO University of Notre Dame 05/28/2002 (18) Greensboro, NC 06/08/1993 (27) Nantes, France Clemson University 10/03/1994 (26) Roeland Park, KS Butler University 02/13/2001 (19) Overland Park, KS 10/25/1986 (34) Puerto Cortes, Honduras Ohio State University 02/23/1991 (29) Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 11/14/1989 (31) Banyoles, Spain 01/09/2003 (17) Overland Park, KS 10/08/1990 (30) Quintero, Chile 11/28/1999 (21) Los Angeles, CA 06/08/1998 (22) Ibague, Colombia 11/15/1990 (30) Fredricksburg, VA Santa Clara University 03/23/1994 (26) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 03/27/2000 (20) Charlotte, NC 06/10/1992 (28) Lamego, Portugal 05/15/1986 (34) Great River, NY Lynn University (Florida) 03/08/1991 (29) Ciudad Victoria, Mexico 04/19/2001 (19) Bakersfield, CA 10/27/1991 (29) Varazdin, Croatia 07/03/1988 (32) Auckland, New Zealand 04/08/1990 (30) Glasgow, Scotland 07/19/1996 (24) Siofok, Hungary 11/21/1990 (30) Barcelona, Spain 04/05/1994 (26) Mission Hills, CA 06/26/1993 (27) Fort Carson, CO Oregon State University 11/25/1995 (25) Highlands Ranch, CO University of Denver 09/14/1998 (22) Carbondale, IL 08/18/1986 (34) Orlando, FL University of Maryland

TECHNICAL STAFF Manager/Technical Director: Peter Vermes Assistant Coach: Kerry Zavagnin Assistant Coach: Zoran Savic Goalkeeper Coach: Alec Dufty Director, Sports Performance & Science: Joey Harty Strength & Conditioning Coach: Alphonso Thompson

Performance Analyst: Ashley Wallace Director of Player Personnel: Brian Bliss Assistant Director of Player Personnel: Meghan Cameron Director, Equipment Operations: Mike Flaherty Assistant Equipment Manager: Sam Jaksen Sports Performance Dietitian: Diane Robison 3

Director, Sports Medicine: Kurt Andrews Assistant Athletic Trainer: Satoshi Iida Team Physical Therapist: Chris Wolbert Team Massage Therapist: Khalid Jones Team Administrator: Jon Farrell Director, Player Care: Betsy Maxfield


SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2020 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE

OPPONENT

COMPETITION

TIME (CT) / RESULT

TV / SCORERS

Saturday, February 29

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS

W

3-1

Pulido, Kinda, Hurtado

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS

W

4-0

Pulido, Espinoza, Kinda, Shelton

SUNDAY, JULY 12

MINNESOTA UNITED*

GROUP STAGE

L

1-2

Shelton

FRIDAY, JULY 17

COLORADO RAPIDS*

GROUP STAGE

W

3-2

Shelton, Pulido, Zusi

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

REAL SALT LAKE*

GROUP STAGE

W

2-0

Russell, Gerso

SUNDAY, JULY 26

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

ROUND OF 16

T

0-0 (3-1 PK)

--

THURSDAY, JULY 30

PHILADELPHIA UNION

QUARTERFINAL

L

1-3

Pulido

Friday, August 21

at Minnesota United FC

MLS

W

2-1

Kinda, Own Goal

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS

L

2-5

Russell, Kinda

Saturday, August 29

at Colorado Rapids

MLS

T

1-1

Busio

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

FC DALLAS

MLS

T

1-1

Shelton

Saturday, September 5

at Houston Dynamo

MLS

L

1-2

Hurtado

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MLS

W

1-0

Russell

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

FC DALLAS

MLS

L

2-3

Russell (2)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ORLANDO CITY SC

MLS

L

1-2

Russell

Saturday, October 3

at Houston Dynamo

MLS

W

2-1

Pulido (2)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

CHICAGO FIRE

MLS

W

1-0

Reid

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

NASHVILLE SC

MLS

W

2-1

Gerso, Hurtado

Wednesday, October 14

at FC Dallas

MLS

L

0-1

--

Saturday, October 17

at Chicago Fire

MLS

T

2-2

Hurtado, Kinda

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

COLORADO RAPIDS

MLS

W

4-0

Pulido, Fontas, Kinda, Gerso

Wednesday, October 28

at FC Cincinnati

MLS

W

1-0

Espinoza

Sunday, November 8

at Real Salt Lake

MLS

W

2-0

Shelton, Hurtado

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

ROUND OF 16

T

3-3 (3-0 PK)

Espinoza, Ilie, Busio

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

QUARTERFINAL

7:30 PM CT

REGULAR SEASON

MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT

*Count toward regular season

REGULAR SEASON

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2020 MLS AWARD CONTENDERS

Coach of the Year Peter Vermes

Newcomer of the Year Alan Pulido

Goal of the Year Erik Hurtado

Peter Vermes finished sixth in MLS Coach of the Year voting in 2020. Now in his 12th year as manager, Vermes is the league’s longest tenured head coach. He has led Sporting KC to nine playoff appearances in the last 10 seasons, including four major championships and four first-place finishes during that time. Vermes is the first MLS head coach to make nine playoff appearances with a single club. The fifth winningest coach in MLS all-time, Vermes led SKC to the single-greatest turnaround in league history from 2019 to 2020 (21st to 3rd overall, 11th to 1st in West) and Sporting’s highest points per game (1.86) in the club’s regular season history.

Alan Pulido finished third in MLS Newcomer of the Year voting in 2020. The 29-year-old Designated Player joined SKC on a club-record transfer fee from Chivas de Guadalajara and was one of the league’s most well-rounded attackers this year. Tallying team-highs with six goals and five assists in 12 regular season appearances, the Mexican forward leads MLS newcomers and ranks third overall with 0.92 combined goals and assists per game. Pulido is also the first player since Josh Wolff in 2005 to lead the club in both goals and assists, and he’s the first newcomer to lead the team in both categories since Preki in Major League Soccer’s inaugural 1996 season.

Erik Hurtado’s stunning volley in Sporting’s 2-1 win over Nashville on Oct. 11 is one of 16 nominees for MLS Goal of the Year. Hurtado’s technique and execution to steer a high-arching long ball from Amadou Dia into the far left corner had all the makings of a perfect volley and drew comparisons to Marco van Basten’s famous strike for the Netherlands in the 1988 European Championship. A strong second season in Kansas City saw Hurtado become one of five Sporting players to hit at least five goals over the course of the regular season. Among players with at least three goals in 2020, Hurtado leads MLS with 1.2 goals per 90 minutes played.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2020 TEAM AWARD WINNERS Most Valuable Player Johnny Russell

Defensive Player of the Year Roberto Puncec

Offensive Player of the Year Alan Pulido

Newcomer of the Year Gadi Kinda

Humanitarian of the Year Khiry Shelton

Co-Golden Boot Gadi Kinda

Co-Golden Boot Alan Pulido

Co-Golden Boot Johnny Russell

Goal of the Year Erik Hurtado

Sporting KC II MVP Wilson Harris

Sporting KC announced the club’s 2020 end-of-year awards on Nov. 19. Online voting by supporters determined the annual award winners for MVP, Offensive/Defensive Players of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Goal of the Year. For a list of past award recipients, visit SportingKC.com/archives.

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SPORTING KC PLAYERS IN TOP FIVE OF MLS STATISTICAL CATEGORIES (2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON) Player Name (Team)

Mins/ Goal (Goals)

Kai Koreniuk (LA)

12 (1)

Matheus Aias (ORL)

19 (1)

Tony Rocha (NYC)

51 (1)

Cory Burke (PHI)

54.5 (2)

Erik Hurtado (SKC)

75.2 (5)

Player Name (Team)

Away Goals

Player Name (Team)

Away Goals (Open Play)

Teal Bunbury (NE)

6

Erik Hurtado (SKC)

4

Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR)

5

Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)

4

Robert Beric (CHI)

5

Robert Beric (CHI)

4

Erik Hurtado (SKC)

4

Cristian Pavon (LA)

4

Five players tied...

4

Nine players tied...

3

Player Name (Team)

Assist from Open Play

Player Name (Team)

Touches in Opp Box at Home

Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR)

9

Diego Rossi (LAFC)

80

Pedro Santos (CLB)

7

Johnny Russell (SKC)

61

Cristian Espinoza (SJ)

6

Brian Rodriguez (LAFC)

60

Djordje Mihailovic (CHI)

6

Cristian Pavon (LA)

60

Alan Pulido (SKC)

5

Jordan Morris (SEA)

60

Seven players tied...

5

Player Name (Team)

Shots at Home

Diego Rossi (LAFC)

37

Johnny Russell (SKC)

35

Gustavo Bou (NE)

33

Darwin Quintero (HOU)

31

Valentin Castellanos (NYC) 29

Player Name (Team)

Mins/Away Goal (Away Goals)

Alberth Elis (HOU)

45 (1)

Danny Hoesen (SJ)

68 (1)

Erik Hurtado (SKC)

71.5 (4)

Andres Flores (POR)

74 (1)

Caden Clark (NY)

79 (2)

Player Name (Team)

Duels Won at Home

Thiago Santos (DAL)

98

Kyle Duncan (NY)

80

Damir Kreilach (RSL)

77

Johnny Russell (SKC)

72

Latif Blessing (LAFC)

72

Player Name (Team)

Shots in Box at Home

Player Name (Team)

Shots Outside Box at Home

Player Name (Team)

Shots Outside Box on Road

Diego Rossi (LAFC)

30

Pablo Ruiz (RSL)

19

Jurgen Locadia (CIN)

19

Damir Kreilach (RSL)

25

Darwin Quintero (HOU)

17

Nani (ORL)

17

Johnny Russell (SKC)

24

Jan Gregus (MIN)

16

Cristian Espinoza (SJ)

14

Four players tied...

23

Gianluca Busio (SKC)

14

Gianluca Busio (SKC)

13

Two players tied...

14

Lewis Morgan (MIA)

13

Player Name (Team)

DFK Shots

Player Name (Team)

Active Streak w/ Goal/Assist

Player Name (Team)

Shots Hit Post

Eduard Atuesta (LAFC)

13

Jesus Medina (NYC)

5

Diego Rossi (LAFC)

5

Nani (ORL)

12

Daryle Dike (ORL)

4

Nani (ORL)

4

Ezequiel Barco (ATL)

9

Gadi Kinda (SKC)

3

Alan Pulido (SKC

3

Johnny Russell (SKC)

8

Alan Pulido (SKC)

3

Eight players tied...

3

Darwin Quintero (HOU)

8

Eight players tied...

3

Player Name (Team)

Saves on Road

Player Name (Team)

Clean Sheets

Sean Johnson (NYC)

43

Joe Willis (NSH)

9

Clement Diop (MTL)

34

Andre Blake (PHI)

8

Matt Turner (NE)

34

Tim Melia (SKC)

7

Marko Maric (HOU)

32

Three players tied....

7

Tim Melia (SKC)

31

Joe Willis (NSH)

31

Player Name (Team)

Shutout Streak (minutes)

Eloy Room (CLB)

472

William Yarbrough (COL)

368

Dayne St. Clair (MIN)

349

Tim Melia (SKC)

348

Andre Blake (PHI)

323

Player Name (Team)

GK Wins

Andre Blake (PHI)

13

Sean Johnson (NYC)

12

Tim Melia (SKC)

11

Three players tied...

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SPORTING KC STATISTICAL TOTALS AND LEAGUE RANKINGS IN 2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON Goals

Opp. Goals

Goal Diff.

Shots

Opp. Shots

Shots on Goal

Opp. Shots on Goal

Fouls

Opp. Fouls

Corners

38 (6th)

25 (18th)

+13 (5th)

313 (6th)

199 (26th)

103 (12th)

82 (25th)

258 (22nd)

244 (22nd)

130 (6th)

6

Opp. Cautions Corners 75 (26th)

45 (9th)

Opp. Cautions

Red Cards

Opp. Red Cards

PKs

Opp. PKs

52

2 (13th)

4

1 (25th)

2 (17th)


SPORTING KC IN TOP FIVE OF MLS STATISTICAL CATEGORIES (2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON) Team

Points Per Game

Team

Games Won (GP)

Team

Away Wins

Team

Goal Difference

Philadelphia Union

2.04

Philadelphia Union

14 (23)

Sporting Kansas City

5

Philadelphia Union

+24

Toronto FC

13 (23)

Toronto FC

5

Seattle Sounders

Toronto FC

1.91

+21

Sporting Kansas City

1.86

Sporting Kansas City

12 (21)

New England Revolution

5

Columbus Crew SC

+15

Columbus Crew SC

12 (23)

Colorado Rapids

5

Orlando City SC

Columbus Crew SC

1.78

+15

Orlando City SC

1.78

New York City FC.

12 (23)

Four teams tied...

4

Sporting Kansas City

+13

Team

Away Goals Allowed

Team

Goals Per Game

Team

1-Goal Games Won

Team

1-Goal Games

Sporting Kansas City

9

Los Angeles FC

2.14

Toronto FC

11

Inter Miami CF

18

Orlando City SC

11

Seattle Sounders FC

2.00

Sporting Kansas City

7

Toronto FC

15

Seattle Sounders FC

11

Portland Timbers

2.00

Inter Miami CF

7

Montreal Impact

14

New York City FC

12

Philadelphia Union

1.91

Philadelphia Union

7

Sporting Kansas City

12

Three teams tied...

13

Sporting Kansas City

1.81

Portland Timbers

7

Two teams tied...

12

Team

Win Pct.

Team

Team

Philadelphia Union

.717

Road Win Pct.

Goals Inside Box

Toronto FC

.674

Sporting Kansas City

.667

Portland Timbers

42

Orlando City SC

.652

Colorado Rapids

.611

Los Angeles FC

40

Sporting Kansas City

.643

Portland Timbers

.611

Seattle Sounders FC

39

Seattle Sounders FC

.636

Toronto FC

.600

Orlando City SC

35

New England Revolution

.550

Sporting Kansas City

34

Team

Road GPG

Team

Road GAA

Team

2nd Half Goals

Team

2nd Half GPG

Portland Timbers

2.33

Sporting Kansas City

1.00

Seattle Sounders

28

Seattle Sounders

1.27

Montreal Impact

1.70

New York City FC

1.09

Philadelphia Union

27

Colorado Rapids

1.28

Colorado Rapids

1.67

Orlando City SC

1.10

Portland Timbers

27

Sporting Kansas City

1.19

Sporting Kansas City

1.56

Seattle Sounders FC

1.22

Sporting Kansas City

25

Philadelphia Union

1.17

New York Red Bulls

1.50

Philadelphia Union

1.27

San Jose Earthquakes

25

Portland Timbers

1.17

Team

2nd Half Goals Against

Team

Shots Per Game

Team

Shots Allowed

Team

New York City FC

11

Los Angeles FC

16.27

Sporting Kansas City

199

Shots Faced Per Game

Seattle Sounders FC

210

9.48

12

15.48

Sporting Kansas City

Nashville SC

New York City FC

14.90

Real Salt Lake

229

9.55

12

Sporting Kansas City

Seattle Sounders FC

Atlanta United

13

14.83

Inter Miami CF

231

10.04

Sporting Kansas City

New England Revolution

Inter Miami CF

14.30

Two teams tied...

236

10.26

13

Houston Dynamo

Toronto FC

Columbus Crew SC

Real Salt Lake

10.41

Team

Games w/ 1st Goal

Philadelphia Union

17

Portland Timbers

17

Orlando City SC

15

Columbus Crew SC

14

Sporting Kansas City

13

Toronto FC

13

Team

Away Points

Sporting Kansas City

17

Toronto FC

17

Colorado Rapids

16

New England Revolution

16

Two teams tied...

15

Team

Win Pct. Allowing 1st Goal

Team

Win Pct. Trailing at Half

Team

Pts Gained From Losing Position

Orlando City SC

.500

Toronto FC

.500

San Jose Earthquakes

14

Toronto FC

.389

Sporting Kansas City

.333

Toronto FC

10

San Jose Earthquakes

.385

San Jose Earthquakes

.333

Los Angeles FC

10

Sporting Kansas City

.375

Columbus Crew SC

.300

Montreal Impact

10

Los Angeles FC

.333

Minnesota United

.300

Sporting Kansas City

8

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SPORTING KC IN TOP FIVE OF MLS STATISTICAL CATEGORIES (2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON) Team

Tackle Success

Team

SOG Allowed

Team

Fouls Conceded

Team

Fouls Won Final 1/3

Sporting Kansas City

64.09

Columbus Crew SC

81

Colorado Rapids

201

Los Angeles FC

85

Chicago Fire FC

64.02

Sporting Kansas City

82

Seattle Sounders FC

223

Atlanta United

79

Los Angeles FC

63.73

Seattle Sounders FC

83

Toronto FC

240

Inter Miami CF

73

LA Galaxy

63.61

Philadelphia Union

85

FC Dallas

255

Sporting Kansas City

72

FC Dallas

63.47

FC Cincinnati

88

Sporting Kansas City

258

Columbus Crew SC

72

Team

Direct Free Kick Shots

Team

Fast Break Shots

Team

Fast Break Goals

Team

Total Fast Breaks

Los Angeles FC

25

Orlando City SC

17

Los Angeles FC

4

Orlando City SC

21

Atlanta United FC

21

Minnesota United FC

15

Orlando City SC

4

Minnesota United FC

17

Sporting Kansas City

19

D.C. United

13

Philadelphia Union

4

Sporting Kansas City

14

Orlando City SC

17

Sporting Kansas City

11

Sporting Kansas City

3

D.C. United

14

FC Cincinnati

17

Montreal Impact

11

LA Galaxy

3

Two teams tied...

13

Team

Passes Into Final 1/3

New York Red Bulls

1657

Los Angeles FC

1525

New England Revolution

1425

Sporting Kansas City

1386

Seattle Sounders FC

1385

Team

Shots (Home)

Los Angeles FC

197

New England Revolution

165

Houston Dynamo

164

New York City FC

163

Sporting Kansas City

162

Team

Corners Into Box

Team

Touches in Opp Box

Team

Goals Allowed Outside 18

New York City FC

124

Los Angeles FC

695

Inter Miami CF

118

New York City FC

622

Sporting Kansas City

2

Los Angeles FC

118

Sporting Kansas City

588

New England Revolution

2

Minnesota United FC

New England Revolution

113

New England Revolution

575

2

Sporting Kansas City

103

Toronto FC

571

Columbus Crew SC

2

Six teams tied...

3

Team

Shots Allowed (Home)

Team

Shots Allowed (Away)

Team

SOG Allowed (Away)

Colorado Rapids

65

Seattle Sounders

96

Seattle Sounders FC

37

Sporting Kansas City Seattle Sounders

77

Los Angeles FC

98

Real Salt Lake

37

80

Sporting Kansas City

100

Columbus Crew SC

37

New England Revolution

84

Real Salt Lake

102

Los Angeles FC

38

Two teams tied...

92

Toronto FC

113

Sporting Kansas City

39

2020 MLS REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS

Overall

Home

Away

Eastern Conference 1. Philadelphia Union 2. Toronto FC 3. Columbus Crew SC 4. Orlando City SC 5. New York City FC 6. New York Red Bulls 7. Nashville SC 8. New England Revolution 9. Montreal Impact 10. Inter Miami CF 11. Chicago Fire FC 12. Atlanta United FC 13. D.C. United 14. FC Cincinnati

PPG PTS (GP) W L T 2.04 47 (23) 14 4 5 1.91 44 (23) 13 5 5 1.78 41 (23) 12 6 5 1.78 41 (23) 11 4 8 1.70 39 (23) 12 8 3 1.39 32 (23) 9 9 5 1.39 32 (23) 8 7 8 1.39 32 (23) 8 7 8 1.13 26 (23) 8 13 2 1.04 24 (23) 7 13 3 1.00 23 (23) 5 10 8 0.96 22 (23) 6 13 4 0.91 21 (23) 5 12 6 0.70 16 (23) 4 15 4

GD GF GA +24 44 20 +7 33 26 +15 36 21 +15 40 25 +12 37 25 -2 29 31 +2 24 22 +1 26 25 -10 33 43 -10 25 35 -6 33 39 -7 23 30 -16 25 41 -24 12 36

W L T GD GF GA 9 0 0 +20 24 4 7 2 1 +8 14 6 9 1 0 +14 20 6 6 1 3 +11 22 11 7 2 0 +14 23 9 5 4 1 +1 13 12 4 2 5 +5 14 9 2 3 5 -1 10 11 3 6 1 -4 12 16 5 2 2 +1 14 13 4 2 3 +8 21 13 4 4 2 +1 10 9 2 6 3 -9 11 20 1 4 4 -3 3 6

W L T GD GF GA 3 4 4 +2 16 14 5 3 2 -2 13 15 0 5 5 -6 9 15 3 3 4 +1 12 11 4 4 3 0 12 12 3 3 4 0 15 15 4 5 3 -3 10 13 5 4 1 +1 14 13 4 5 1 -5 17 22 2 8 1 -8 9 17 0 6 5 -11 10 21 2 6 2 -5 13 18 3 5 1 -6 11 17 1 10 0 -20 6 26

Western Conference 1. Sporting Kansas City 2. Seattle Sounders FC 3. Portland Timbers 4. Minnesota United FC 5. Colorado Rapids 6. FC Dallas 7. Los Angeles FC 8. San Jose Earthquakes 9. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10. LA Galaxy 11. Real Salt Lake 12. Houston Dynamo FC

PPG PTS (GP) W L T 1.86 39 (21) 12 6 3 1.77 39 (22) 11 5 6 1.70 39 (23) 11 6 6 1.62 34 (21) 9 5 7 1.56 28 (18) 8 6 4 1.55 34 (22) 9 6 7 1.45 32 (22) 9 8 5 1.30 30 (23) 8 9 6 1.17 27 (23) 9 14 0 1.00 22 (22) 6 12 4 1.00 22 (22) 5 10 7 0.91 21 (23) 4 10 9

GD GF GA +13 38 25 +21 44 23 +11 46 35 +10 36 26 +4 32 28 +4 28 24 +8 47 39 -16 35 51 -17 27 44 -19 27 46 -10 25 35 -10 30 40

W L T GD GF GA 5 3 1 +6 18 12 7 1 2 +17 27 10 5 4 2 +2 19 17 5 1 3 +10 19 9 3 1 2 +5 13 8 7 1 4 +12 21 9 7 2 2 +15 28 13 4 2 5 -1 17 18 6 4 0 +2 18 16 4 5 1 -6 14 20 3 4 3 -4 12 16 3 3 4 +2 14 12

W L T GD GF GA 5 2 2 +5 14 9 3 3 3 +2 13 11 4 2 3 +7 21 14 3 4 2 -1 13 14 5 3 1 +2 15 13 2 5 3 -8 7 15 1 6 1 -11 8 19 2 7 0 -18 12 30 2 8 0 -17 4 21 2 5 2 -8 9 17 1 5 3 -6 11 17 1 6 3 -11 11 22

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON: SPORTING KC 2020 SEASON IN REVIEW Peter Vermes Worked His Magic

Sporting Kansas City’s Defense is Clicking at the Right Time

Written By: Sam Kovzan

Written By: Sam Kovzan

Peter Vermes’ resume speaks for itself.

If peaking at the right time is the main objective, Sporting Kansas City’s defense appears to have checked that box. Since the start of October, Manager Peter Vermes’ men lead MLS with a 0.63 goals against average and four shutouts. That stretch also includes an active 270-minute shutout streak, which has seen goalkeeper Tim Melia collect three consecutive clean sheets heading into the playoffs.

The longest tenured manager in MLS history, Vermes has led Sporting to four major championships since 2012, with four first-place conference finishes and nine playoff appearances in the last 10 seasons. Has has the fifth-most wins in MLS history and more games coached for a single club than anyone else in the league. In addition to winning the 2013 MLS Cup and three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles, he has become the first coach to lead one club to nine playoff appearances and has doubled the number of first-place conference finishes (four) compared to any other coach since 2011. MLS HEAD COACHES: FIRST-PLACE CONFERENCE FINISHES SINCE 2011 Head Coach (Club) Peter Vermes (SKC) Oscar Pareja (DAL) Jesse Marsch (NY) Caleb Porter (POR)

1st x4 x2 x2 x2

Seasons 2011, 2012, 2018, 2020 2015, 2016 2015, 2016 2013, 2017

At the start of 2020, this season was billed as a critically important campaign for a Sporting side that saw its club-record eight-year playoff streak come to an end in 2019. Well, consider 2020 an emphatic return to normalcy for Vermes and SKC. First and foremost, Vermes’ side successfully secured the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. The club’s 12-6-3 record yielded a final tally of 1.86 points per game in the regular season, the highest in Kansas City’s 25-year history. MOST POINTS PER GAME IN CLUB HISTORY (MLS REGULAR SEASON) Year 2020 2012 2018 2000 2013

Pts 39 63 62 57 58

GP PPG 21 1.857 34 1.853 34 1.824 32 1.781 34 1.706

Outcome TBD Lost in Conference Semifinals Lost in Conference Finals Won MLS Cup Won MLS Cup

Perhaps more impressively, however, Vermes has orchestrated arguably the greatest year-over-year turnaround that Major League Soccer has ever seen. In 2019, Sporting finished 11th in the Western Conference and 21st in the Supporters’ Shield standings. Sporting has vaulted from 11th to first in the West and 21st to third in the Supporters’ Shield table. Both of those jumps are the largest year-over-year improvements in MLS history. LARGEST JUMPS IN SUPPORTERS’ SHIELD STANDINGS (YEAR-OVER-YEAR, MLS ALL-TIME) Spots 18 17 17 17 16 16

Club SKC COL CHI ORL DC CLB

Seasons 2019 to 2020 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2019 to 2020 2013 to 2014 2019 to 2020

Places 21st to 3rd 19th to 2nd 20th to 3rd 22nd to 5th 19th to 3rd 20th to 4th

Sporting’s momentous uptick was a fitting reward for the adversity and unpredictability that players and coaches faced over the course of the year. The 2020 regular season had the earliest start date on Feb. 29, the latest end date on Nov. 8, and required clubs to start and stop no less than three times in between. That’s not to mention the fact that Vermes has had to cope with injuries to key contributors such as Designated Player Felipe Gutierrez — who was out for the year — Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Alan Pulido and others. ”Unfortunately, the year didn’t go as planned but we stayed the course and we stayed true to who we are,” Vermes said, “We remained loyal and committed to our culture and we believed.”

Over the course of a long and winding MLS campaign, Vermes has called upon numerous defenders in the push for first place. With untimely injuries popping up along the backline, the process hasn’t always been easy. Roberto Puncec is the only defender with 13 or more appearances, which ultimately makes Sporting’s success all the more impressive. Despite the lack of consistency on and off the pitch, Vermes’ men have remained at or near the top of the conference every step of the way. GK Tim Melia In 20 starts this season, Melia boasts an 11-5-3 record with seven shutouts, 56 saves and a 1.06 goals against average. He is also, inarguably, the premier penalty kick saver in MLS. That could prove decisive in the singleelimination playoffs. CB Roberto Puncec The 29-year-old center back has quietly enjoyed an excellent debut season in MLS. Puncec has played the full 90 minutes in all seven of Sporting’s shutouts this season and leads the team in passes (910), successful passes (793), interceptions (25), clearances (59) and blocks (11). LB Amadou Dia The high-energy left back spent 2015 and 2016 in Kansas City before a trade to Montreal and a three-year stint with Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship. Dia returned to Sporting in January and became a regular starter by September. RB Jaylin Lindsey The 20-year-old Sporting KC Academy product had to wait until August to make his first appearance of the season, but he has been an invaluable contributor since then. Following an injury to Graham Zusi on Oct. 7, Lindsey started Sporting’s final six matches of the campaign. During that period, Sporting went 4-1-1 and posted three shutouts. LB Luis Martins Martins began the year brilliantly, tallying an assist in a season-opening win at Vancouver and impressing in a 4-0 defeat of Houston in Week 2. The Portuguese left back experienced an injury setback following the MLS is Back Tournament and has featured sporadically since then, but he did go the full 90 minutes in a Decision Day win at RSL on Nov. 8. CB Winston Reid The hulking New Zealand center back is arguably the most talented defender on Sporting’s roster. Reid, who boasts almost a decade of experience in the English Premier League with West Ham United, has a 5-1-2 record as a starter. If he can stay fit for the duration of the playoffs, expect Sporting to be awfully tough to break down. CB Matt Besler Injuries have hampered Besler’s 2020 campaign, but the fact remains that no one on Sporting’s roster boasts more playoff experience than the Kansas City native. A club legend and a face of the franchise, Besler has helped lead Sporting to four major championships since 2012. The longtime captain would add a cherry on top with another MLS Cup title. CB Graham Smith The skillful center back was excellent at the MLS is Back Tournament and earned a run of regular starts from late July to early September. Smith hasn’t featured since Sept. 2, but Sporting would have no concern if he was called upon in the postseason. CB Andreu Fontas Fontas offered a feel-good story in the late stages of the season, overcoming a long-term Achilles injury to make his way back into the Sporting lineup. The 31-year-old Spaniard has given an excellent account of himself in three appearances in October, notably scoring in a shutout home win over the Colorado Rapids. Like Smith, Fontas hasn’t played much in 2020, but he has earned the trust of his teammates and coaches if called upon.

Title Town: Kansas City has Become a City of Champions As Sporting prepares to pursue a third MLS Cup title, it’s worth noting that the city in which it plays has developed a championship DNA. Spanning both sides of the Kansas-Missouri border, the Kansas City metro is home to three major professional sports franchises—each of which has been crowned a league champion since 2013. Sporting KC, of course, hoisted the 2013 MLS Cup following an epic penalty shootout victory over Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park. Two years later, the Kansas City Royals reached the summit of Major League Baseball by defeating the New York Mets in the World Series. Most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs became kings of the National Football League with a Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers. Add that all up, and Kansas City is one of just two markets in the United States and Canada to boast league championships in three of the five major pro sports leagues (MLS, NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL). MARKETS WITH TITLES IN MORE THAN TWO SPORTS SINCE 2013 City Los Angeles Kansas City

Total 4 3 9

Sport 1 Sport 2 NHL (2014) MLS (2014) MLS (2013) MLB (2015)

Sport 3 NBA (2020) NFL (2019)

Sport 4 MLB (2020)


HOW THE WEST WAS WON: SPORTING KC 2020 SEASON IN REVIEW Sporting Kansas City’s Midfield Mix Boasts Veteran Experience and Promising Youth in Equal Parts

Sporting KC Features One of the Most Prolific and Well-Balanced Attacks in Major League Soccer

Written By: Sam Kovzan

Written By: Sam Kovzan

At the start of the season, select pundits and MLS observers questioned whether Sporting had enough quality and depth in the midfield to make up for the absence of Chilean international Felipe Gutierrez. The club’s 2019 MVP would miss the 2020 campaign through injury, leaving a sizable void to fill in the center of the park. Little did people know that Sporting’s most trusted midfielders—the grizzled, box-to-box Roger Espinoza and the savvy, deep-lying Ilie Sanchez—would be joined by one of the league’s best newcomers in Gadi Kinda plus a slew of emerging homegrown talents to form a group that contributed invaluably to a first-place finish.

Sporting Kansas City scored in all but one of their 21 regular season fixtures over the course of 2020 and ended the regular season with 38 goals scored—an impressive clip of 1.81 per game, the third-best average in the club’s history. In the process, Sporting spread the scoring wealth as the only MLS team to have four players with at least five regular season goals. That list includes the three players who finished tied atop the club’s golden boot race—Alan Pulido, Johnny Russell and midfielder Gadi Kinda bagged six each—as well as Khiry Shelton and Erik Hurtrado, who added five apiece.

Gadi Kinda The 26-year-old Israeli was an absolute revelation in his first season with Sporting. Kinda finished tied for the team lead with six regular season goals and placed second with four assists, starting 16 of 18 appearances over the course of the year. Few would have begrudged the player for taking time to settle into a new league, a new country and a new culture. Instead, Kinda landed MLS Team of the Week honors in Weeks 1 and 2—the only MLS player to do so—and ended the campaign just as he started it, recording two goals and two assists in his final three games.

Alan Pulido The 29-year-old Mexican was every bit as good as advertised in his debut MLS season. Arriving from Chivas de Guadalajara on a club-record transfer fee last December, Pulido led Sporting in both goals (seven) and assists (five) across all competitions despite missing almost half the season either through injury or on international duty. The uber-talented forward was one of three finalists for the 2020 MLS Newcomer of the Year award and boasts an 8-2-1 record as a starter. The big question mark surrounding Pulido is whether he will be fit enough to feature for Sporting in the playoffs.

Roger Espinoza The two-time World Cup veteran turned 34 in October but continues to make life miserable for opponents with his tireless engine. Espinoza, who ranks among Sporting’s leaders in tackles and duels, also provided multiple goals for just the second time in his 11 seasons at the club. He opened his scoring account in a memorable home-opening win over Houston on March 7 before bagging the game-winner in a 1-0 defeat of FC Cincinnati on Oct. 28.

Johnny Russell Russell has pieced together three straight seasons chalk full of excellent attacking performances in a Sporting uniform. The Scottish international added six goals and four assists in 2020 and was particularly rampant at Children’s Mercy Park, where he notched five goals and three assists. That could bode especially well for a Sporting side that will have homefield advantage on the Western Conference side of the playoff bracket. For good measure, Russell also had a team-best 31 chances created and finished among the league leaders in touches in the opponent’s box.

Ilie Sanchez It should be no coincidence that Sporting’s red-hot 6-1-1 finish to the regular season coincided with Ilie’s excellent form in the holding midfield spot. Following the MLS is Back Tournament in July, he returned to Spain to spend time with his ailing father and missed six games in the process. Sporting went just 2-2-2 during that stretch. Upon his return, and after his father sadly passed away, Ilie flourished on the field. In the 13 games he started this season, Sporting went 10-2-1. In the eight games he didn’t, Sporting were 2-4-2. That tells you all you need to know about Ilie’s value to the team.

Khiry Shelton In 40 career regular season appearances for Sporting, Khiry Shelton has a remarkable 24-8-8 record and .700 winning percentage. The takeaway here? When Shelton plays, Sporting generally wins. This statistic spans the 2018 and 2020 seasons, as the versatile forward spent 2019 in Germany with SC Paderborn 07. Shelton has hit a career-high with five goals in 2020 and ranks near the top of the MLS charts in chances created from open play and duels won among forwards.

Gianluca Busio The 18-year-old has enjoyed his best professional season to date, showcasing his talents in three positions as an integral member of Vermes’ 4-3-3 setup. Deployed primarily as a central midfielder, Busio held holding midfield duties during Ilie’s absence and during that time ranked among the MLS leaders in successful passes and tackles won. He has also been used as a winger in attack, and his one goal and three assists suggest that the U.S. youth international is perfectly capable of helping Sporting create goals.

Erik Hurtado Arguably no player in MLS has been more productive during his time on the pitch than Hurtado. The 30-year-old has matched his career high with five goals, doing so in just 376 minutes of action. His 1.2 goals per 90 minutes lead MLS, and his world-class volley from a 2-1 win over Nashville SC on Oct. 11 is a surefire contender for AT&T MLS Goal of the Year.

Felipe Hernandez After winning Sporting KC II MVP honors in 2019, Hernandez jumped from the USL Championship to MLS in impressive fashion this summer. His impressive 2020 debut against Real Salt Lake in the MLS is Back Tournament marked the start of an increased role for Hernandez, who has started eight and featured in 16 of Sporting’s last 17 regular season matches. The 22-year-old Sporting KC Academy product is often likened to Espinoza for his bulldogged approach in the center of the pitch.

Gerso Fernandes As a part-time starter and part-time specialty sub, Gerso tallied three goals and three assists during a strong fourth season in Kansas City. In the span of 19 appearances, Gerso hasn’t gone longer than three games without a goal or an assist. His blistering pace on the wing makes him particularly hard to deal with for opposing defenses. Daniel Salloi Salloi has yet to find the back of the net this year, but don’t forget what he did the last time Sporting went to the playoffs. The Homegrown forward had three goals in two home playoff matches in 2018, including a brace against Real Salt Lake in leg two of the Western Conference Semifinals. Salloi has a history of scoring in big battles at Children’s Mercy Park, having also provided the game-winner in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.

Cam Duke The 19-year-old Sporting KC Academy product has made eight appearances this season, including starts in a pair of results against FC Dallas and Chicago Fire FC. Duke has repeatedly earned Vermes’ praise over the course of 2020, and the general consensus is that we’ll see plenty more of the explosive youngster in the years to come.

Wilson Harris and Tyler Freeman Aged 20 and 17, respectively, Harris and Freeman are two Sporting KC Academy products who have yet to make their MLS debuts. They may not feature during the club’s playoff run, but they are undeniably a pair of promising talents to keep an eye on moving forward.

Wan Kuzain A former standout for Sporting KC II and a 2018 USL Championship Young Player of the Year finalist, the American-born Kuzain is regarded as one of Malaysia’s most promising talents. He broke onto the scene when he opened his MLS scoring account in 2018 and has spent all of 2020 with the first team, having featured regularly at the USL Championship level from 2017-2019.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (schedule is subject to change)

WESTERN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (schedule is subject to change)

Play-In Round

Round One

Friday, Nov. 20 #9 Montreal Impact at #8 New England Revolution (2-1 Win) #10 Inter Miami CF at #7 Nashville SC (3-0 Win)

Sunday, Nov. 22 #8 San Jose Earthquakes at #1 Sporting Kansas City (3-3 Tie, 3-0 in PKs) #5 Colorado Rapids at #4 Minnesota United FC (3-0 Win) #6 FC Dallas at #3 Portland Timbers (1-1 Tie, 8-7 in PKs)

Round One

Tuesday, Nov. 24 #7 Los Angeles FC at #2 Seattle Sounders FC (3-1 Win)

Saturday, Nov. 21 #7 New York City FC at #4 Orlando City SC (1-1 Tie, 6-5 in PKs) #6 New York Red Bulls at #3 Columbus Crew SC (3-2 Win) Tuesday, Nov. 24 #7 Nashville SC at #2 Toronto FC (1-0 Win AET) #8 New England Revolution at #1 Philadelphia Union (2-0 Win) Conference Semifinals Sunday, Nov. 29 #8 New England Revolution at #4 Orlando City SC (3-1 Win) #7 Nashville SC at #3 Columbus Crew SC (2-0 Win AET) Conference Championship

Conference Semifinals Tuesday, Dec. 1 8:30pm CT: #6 FC Dallas at #2 Seattle Sounders FC (1-0 Win) 

Thursday, Dec. 3 7:30pm CT: #4 Minnesota United FC at #1 Sporting Kansas City (FS1) Conference Championship Monday, Dec. 7 Time and Match-Up TBD (FS1)

Sunday, Dec. 6 2pm CT: #8 New England Revolution at #3 Columbus Crew SC (ABC) 2020 MLS CUP (Hosted at the home venue of the finalist with the most points per game during the regular season) Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7pm CT on FOX, UniMรกs & TUDN 11


MLS CUP PLAYOFFS QUALIFICATION AND FORMAT

The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs will consist of 17 single-elimination matches hosted by the higher-seeded team and follow a straight bracket format through MLS Cup on Dec.12. In an expansion of the postseason for 2020, 18 clubs will compete in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Eight teams from the 12-team Western Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. The top six seeds from the 14-team Eastern Conference will qualify directly to Round 1. Eastern Conference seeds 7-10 will each compete in a play-in match (No. 7 vs. No. 10, and No. 8 vs. No. 9). The lower-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed in Round 1, while the higher-seeded advancing team will face the Eastern Conference No. 2 seed.

EXTRA TIME AND PENALTY SHOOTOUTS

If a match is tied through 90 minutes of regulation, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety. If the score remains tied after the extra time periods, a penalty shootout will determine the winner. One additional substitute (a sixth substitute) will be available to clubs during the two 15-minute extra time periods. The sixth substitute becomes available to both clubs in extra time regardless of the number of substitutions made by the club during regulation. An additional substitution event will also be available to both clubs in the extra time period, not including any substitutions made between the end of regulation and the start of the first extra time period or at halftime between the extra time periods.

MLS CUP PLAYOFFS DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES • • •

Yellow card accumulation thresholds for all players are reset entering the playoffs. A player who reaches a yellow card accumulation threshold in their last MLS regular season match is eligible for the playoffs. A player who receives a straight red card or second yellow card (thus a red card) in his last MLS regular season match is suspended for the next match for which he would otherwise be eligible including a playoff match(es). A player sanctioned by the Disciplinary Committee during the regular season and/or playoffs will have any corresponding suspension applied to the next match(es) for which he is eligible including a playoff match(es) or the next regular season match(es).

YELLOW CARD ACCUMULATION • • •

Once the playoffs begin and up until MLS Cup (when playoff yellow card accumulation will again reset), a player receiving a yellow card in two consecutive matches will be suspended for their next match unless their next match is MLS Cup at which point the player’s yellow card total resets. For clarification, a player who earns his second consecutive yellow card in the Conference Championship is eligible to play in MLS Cup. If a player’s club does not advance a round in the playoffs after receiving a second consecutive yellow card, the suspension will not carry over to the next MLS regular season. A player who is issued two yellow cards in the same match is suspended for the next match for which he is eligible including MLS Cup or his next regular season match.

RED CARDS AND YELLOW CARD ACCUMULATION A player who earns a straight red card in the same match in which he previously earned his second consecutive yellow card will be suspended for his next two playoff matches unless the second of the two matches is MLS Cup in which case the player’s total yellow card accumulation resets. Example: A player earns a yellow card in his Round One match. He then earns a yellow card (his second consecutively) in the Conference Semifinal and a straight red card (different from earning a second yellow card) in the same match. The player is suspended for the Conference Final (for his red card) but is eligible to play in MLS Cup (in which yellow cards reset). Red Card Suspensions A player who earns a red card in any playoff match, whether a straight red card or two yellow cards, is suspended for his next match (if this occurs in MLS Cup, then the suspension carries over to the first regular season match of the following season). Disciplinary Committee Under Video Review, the Disciplinary Committee will only act on red card incidents which warrant a two or more game suspension. A player sanctioned by the Disciplinary Committee will have any corresponding suspension applied to the next match(es) for which he is eligible including any playoff match(es), MLS Cup or the following MLS regular season. In instances in which a player receives a yellow card in a match and the Disciplinary Committee acts to suspend the player for the offense, the yellow card will not count toward the player’s cumulative yellow card total. When Video Review is non-operational, or the VAR Protocol is misapplied, supplemental discipline can be applied per the 2020 Competition Manual. All incidents reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee in the playoffs will be evaluated in the same manner and through the same process as has been done during the regular season.

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RESULTS DATE 09/26/1996 09/29/1996 10/02/1996 10/10/1996 10/13/1996

OPPONENT RESULT Dallas W 3-2 at Dallas L 1-2 at Dallas T 2-2 (SO) at Los Angeles L 1-2 Los Angeles T 1-1 (SO)

W-L-T 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-1 1-2-1 1-2-2

RD. QTR QTR QTR SEM SEM

GOAL SCORERS KC: Johnston (16) McKeon (79) Preki (89); DAL: Elliott (21) Ashton (25) KC: Preki (30); DAL: Kreis (5) Washington (32) KC: Chung (41) Takawira (62); DAL: Sanchez (27) Elliott (66) KC: Preki (52); LA: Armas (48) Vanney (57) KC: Preki (69); LA: Vanney (76)

10,174 0-1-0 13,117 0-2-0

QTR QTR

COL: C. Henderson (25) Bravo (67) Paule (75) KC: Takawira (9) Preki (88); COL: Bravo (16,68) Harris (83)

W 1-0 T 0-0 (OT) W 3-2 T 0-0 (OT) L 1-2 (OT) W 2-0 (OT) W 1-0

8,682 8,789 4,156 11,815 20,849 8,320 39,159

1-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-1 2-0-2 2-1-2 3-1-2 4-1-2

QTR QTR QTR SEM SEM SEM FIN

KC: Molnar (18)

L 0-2 W 3-0 L 1-2

6,281 5,803 8,119

0-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0

QTR QTR QTR

MIA: Serna (28) Pineda Chacon (53) KC: Lowe (24) McKeon (31) Gomez (49+) KC: Lowe (13); MIA: Preki (14) Henderson (71)

09/25/2002 at Los Angeles L 2-3 (OT) 09/28/2002 Los Angeles W 4-1 10/02/2002 at Los Angeles L 2-5

14,585 0-1-0 9,484 1-1-0 14,713 1-2-0

QTR QTR QTR

KC: Preki (25) Brown (70); LA: Ruiz (62,99) Jones (85) KC: Simutenkov (19) Quill (37) Preki (70) Fabbro (73); LA: Albright (71) KC: Klein (47) Preki (72); LA: Ruiz (34,66) Jones (46+,62) Tennyson (93+)

11/04/2003 at Colorado 11/08/2003 Colorado 11/15/2003 at San Jose

T 1-1 W 2-0 L 2-3 (OT)

6,434 0-0-1 10,712 1-0-1 16,108 1-1-1

QTR QTR SEM

KC: Harris (3); COL: Borchers (53) KC: Simutenkov (47+) Klein (63) KC: Simutenkov (57) Klein (72); SJ: Lagos (61) Mullan (83) Donovan (117)

10/24/2004 10/30/2004 11/05/2004 11/14/2004

10/04/1997 Colorado 10/08/1997 at Colorado 09/16/2000 09/20/2000 09/24/2000 09/29/2000 10/03/2000 10/06/2000 10/15/2000

L 0-3 L 2-3

Colorado at Colorado Colorado Los Angeles at Los Angeles Los Angeles Chicago

09/22/2001 at Miami 09/26/2001 Miami 09/29/2001 at Miami

at San Jose San Jose Los Angeles D.C. United

ATT 4,466 10,125 9,802 25,212 11,041

0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0

KC: Henderson (11) Molnar (65) Gomez (69); COL: Bravo (70,94+) KC: McKeon (29); LA: Jones (16) Califf (93) KC: Molnar (21,96) KC: Molnar (11)

L 0-2 W 3-0 W 2-0 L 2-3

8,659 10,222 11,931 25,797

QTR QTR SEM FIN

SJ: De Rosario (40) Waibel (52) KC: Stephenson (26) own goal (48) Jewsbury (92+) KC: Arnaud (24,69) KC: Burciaga (6) Wolff (58); DC: Eskandarian (19,23) own goal (26)

10/27/2007 Chivas USA W 1-0 11/03/2007 at Chivas USA T 0-0 11/10/2007 at Houston L 0-2

12,442 1-0-0 19,711 1-0-1 30,972 1-1-1

QTR QTR SEM

KC: Arnaud (35)

11/01/2008 Columbus 11/08/2008 at Columbus

T 1-1 L 0-2

10,385 0-0-1 11,153 0-1-1

QTR QTR

KC: Arnaud (53); CLB: Lenhart (92+) CLB: Evans (7) Rogers (57)

HOU: Jaqua (35) De Rosario (81)

10/30/2011 at Colorado 11/02/2011 Colorado 11/06/2011 Houston

W 2-0 W 2-0 L 0-2

8,601 1-0-0 18,565 2-0-0 20,839 2-1-0

QTR QTR SEM

KC: Bunbury (49,59) KC: Collin (28) Sapong (76) HOU: Hainault (53) Costly (87)

11/04/2012 at Houston 11/07/2012 Houston

20,689 0-1-0 20,894 1-1-0

QTR QTR

HOU: Moffat (18) Bruin (75) KC: Sinovic (64)

15,164 19,031 22,107 21,650 21,650

QTR QTR SEM SEM FIN

KC: Collin (69); NE: Dorman (55) Rowe (67) KC: Collin (41) Sinovic (79) Bieler (113); NE: Imbongo (70)

15,518

0-1-0

WC

KC: Dwyer (53); NY: Wright-Phillips (77,90)

T 2-2 (OT)(SO)

21,144

0-0-1

WC

KC: Ellis (87) Nemeth (96); POR: Wallace (57) Urruti (118)

L 0-1

36,151

0-1-0

WC

SEA: Valdez (88)

L 0-1 (OT)

14,126

0-1-0

WC

HOU: Elis (94)

14,045 19,918 21,144 20,091

0-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-2 1-1-2

QTR QTR SEM SEM

KC: Rubio (60); RSL: Rusnak (51) KC: Rubio (14) Salloi (19, 97+) Sanchez (67); RSL: Saucedo (60) Kreliach (72)

11/22/2020 San Jose T 3-3 (OT)(SO) 0-0-1 R16 12/03/2020 Minnesota QTR

KC: Espinoza (4) Ilie (47) Busio (91+); SJ: Fierro (22) Salinas (34) Wondolowski (97+)

11/02/2013 11/06/2013 11/09/2013 11/23/2013 12/07/2013

at New England L 1-2 New England W 3-1 (OT) at Houston T 0-0 Houston W 2-1 Real Salt Lake T 1-1 (OT)(SO)

10/30/2014 at New York

L 1-2

10/29/2015 at Portland 10/27/2016 at Seattle 10/26/2017 at Houston 11/04/2018 11/11/2018 11/25/2018 11/29/2018

L 0-2 W 1-0

at Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake at Portland Portland

T 1-1 W 4-2 T 0-0 L 3-2

0-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-1 2-1-1 2-1-2

KC: Sapong (14) Dwyer (63); HOU: Garcia (3) KC: Collin (76); RSL: Saborio (52)

KC: Salloi (20) Gerso (81); POR: Blanco (52) Valeri (61, 99+)

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY PLAYOFF HISTORY vs. Team Series W-L GP W-L-T (Aggregate) OT SO GF GA Last Mtg Rd. Result Chicago 1 1-0 1 1-0-0 (1-0) 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 2000 MLS Cup Won Chivas USA 1 1-0 2 1-0-1 (1-0) 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 2007 West Semis Won Colorado 4 3-1 9 5-2-2 (13-9) 0-0-1 0-0 13 9 2011 East Semis Won Columbus 1 0-1 2 0-1-1 (1-3) 0-0-0 0-0 1 3 2008 East Semis Lost D.C. United 1 0-1 1 0-1-0 (2-3) 0-0-0 0-0 2 3 2004 MLS Cup Lost Dallas 1 1-0 3 1-1-1 (6-6) 0-0-0 1-0 6 6 1996 West Semis Won Houston 5 1-4 7 2-4-1 (3-8) 0-1-0 0-0 3 8 2017 KO Round Lost LA Galaxy 4 2-2 9 2-4-2 (15-14) 1-2-1 0-1 15 14 2004 West Semis Won Miami 1 0-1 3 1-2-0 (4-4) 0-0-0 0-0 4 4 2001 Quarters Lost New England 1 1-0 2 1-1-0 (4-3) 1-0-0 0-0 4 3 2013 East Semis Won Red Bulls 1 0-1 1 0-1-0 (1-2) 0-0-0 0-0 1 2 2014 KO Round Lost Portland 2 0-2 3 0-1-2 (4-5) 0-0-1 0-1 4 5 2018 West Final Lost Real Salt Lake 2 2-0 3 1-0-2 (6-4) 0-0-1 1-0 6 4 2018 West Semis Won San Jose 3 2-1 4 1-2-1 (8-8) 0-1-1 1-0 8 8 2020 Round of 16 Won Seattle 1 0-1 1 0-1-0 (0-1) 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 2016 KO Round Lost TOTALS 29 14-15 51 17-21-13 2-4-5 3-2 69 70

(1.35/game) (1.37/game)

RECORD BREAKDOWN: HOME VS. ROAD IN PLAYOFFS Overall

Home

GP W L T GD GF GA 51 17 21 13 -1 69 70

Road

W L T GD GF GA 15 3 5 +21 44 23

W L T GD GF GA 1 17 8 -22 22 44

TEAM ALL-TIME POSTSEASON TOTALS GP G A SHT SOG Sporting KC 51 69 64 668 269 MLS rank, total 4 4 7 3 3 MLS rank, per game 13 18 10 8

PKG 5 2 9

PKA 5 5 16

FS 803 2 4

OFF CK C E 116 242 110 2 6 6 2 14 21 16 7 21

GP Home 22 Road 26 Neutral 2

W-L-T (PCT) W-L-T (PCT) Scoring First Goal 16-7-4 (.667) Leading at Half 13-2-1 (.844) Allowing First Goal 1-14-4 (.158) Trailing at Half 1-9-1 (.136) In One-Goal Games 7-13-0 (.350)

SKC COACHING RECORDS IN POSTSEASON Coach Ron Newman Bob Gansler Curt Onalfo Peter Vermes

SO 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

Opp. LA MIA D.C. COL RSL

KC Shooter Miklos Molnar Matt McKeon Josh Wolff Teal Bunbury Ilie Sanchez

Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman Nick Rimando Nick Rimando Matt Pickens Nick Rimando

W-L-T (PCT) 1-4-2 (.286) 9-8-3 (.525) 1-2-2 (.400) 6-7-6 (.474)

ACTIVE PLAYOFF STREAKS (3+ GAMES)

Streak Road Winless

Games 9

Streak Started 11/4/12 (2-0 L at HOU)

PLAYOFF STREAKS

ALL-TIME PENALTY KICKS: FOR AND AGAINST IN PLAYOFFS Date 10/6/00 9/26/01 11/14/04 10/30/11 11/11/18

TOTAL AVG 292,271 13,285 413,318 15,897 64,956 32,478

*Attendance for reduced-capacity matches in 2020 not included

SPORTING KC COACHES IN POSTSEASON OT 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-2 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-1

306 (6.0) 362 (7.1) 259 (5.1) 325 (6.4)

TEAM POSTSEASON ATTENDANCE

SPORTING KC’S POSTSEASON RECORD WHEN...

W-L-T (PCT) 1-2-2 (.400) 0-2-0 (.000) 4-1-2 (.714) 1-2-0 (.333) 1-2-0 (.333) 1-1-1 (.500) 2-2-0 (.500) 1-1-1 (.500) 0-1-1 (.250) 2-1-0 (.667) 1-1-0 (.500) 2-1-2 (.600) 0-1-0 (.000) 0-0-1 (.500) 0-1-0 (.000) 0-1-0 (.000) 1-1-2 (.500) 0-0-1 (.500)

GF GA 3 3

1st (Avg) 2nd (Avg) OT Total Goals For 29 (0.57) 37 (0.73) 3 69 Goals Against 22 (0.43) 43 (0.84) 5 70 Shots For Shots Against

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT Scored 9 13 7 11 15 11 3 Allowed 4 12 6 13 16 14 5

Coach Ron Newman Ron Newman Bob Gansler Bob Gansler Bob Gansler Bob Gansler Bob Gansler Curt Onalfo Curt Onalfo Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes Peter Vermes

W L T GD 1 1 0 0

SKC IN PLAYOFFS: 1ST VS 2ND HALF FC 819 2 6

SPORTING KC GOAL INTERVALS IN POSTSEASON

Year 1996 1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020

Neutral

Result Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal

Streak Winning Streak Undefeated Streak Losing Streak Winless Streak Home Winning Home Undefeated Home Winless Road Winless Road Losing

Date 9/24/00 9/25/02 10/26/17

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Opp. COL LA HOU

Games Streak 2 Three times (2000, 2004, 2011) 4 Two times (2000, 2013) 2 Five times 6 9/29/96-10/8/97; 12/7/13-11/4/18) 7 10/6/00-10/27/07 12 9/16/00-11/2/11 2 10/13/96-10/4/97; 11/29/18-present 16 9/29/96-11/8/08 5 10/3/00-10/2/02

Shooter Paul Bravo Carlos Ruiz Vicente Sanchez

KC Goalkeeper Tony Meola Tony Meola Andrew Dykstra

Result Goal Goal Save


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF LEADERS CAREER Games Played

ONE POSTSEASON

SINGLE GAME

Games Played

Nick Garcia, 23 Kerry Zavagnin, 23

Goals

Ten players (2000), 7

Minutes Played

Nick Garcia, 2135

Miklos Molnar (2000), 2 Davy Arnaud (2004), 2 Teal Bunbury (2011), 2 Daniel Salloi (2018), 2

Minutes Played

Seven players (2000), 659

Assists

Goals

Goals

Miklos Molnar (2000), 5

Preki, 8

Assists

Assists

Graham Zusi, 6

Eric Quill (2002), 3 Felipe Gutierrez (2018), 3

Shots

Shots

Preki, 30

Miklos Molnar (2000), 13

Fouls Committed

Fouls Committed

Matt McKeon, 42

Matt McKeon (2000), 22

Fouls Suffered

Fouls Suffered

Shots on Goal

Onandi Lowe (2001), 10

Shots on Goal Vitalis Takawira (1996), 5 Preki (1997), 5 Miklos Molnar (2000), 5

Fouls Committed

Chris Henderson (2000), 18

Offsides

Offsides

Four times, 6

Vitalis Takawira, 9

Vitalis Takawira (1996), 7

Corner Kicks

Corner Kicks

Vitalis Takawira (1996), 8

Graham Zusi, 69

Graham Zusi (2013), 26

Offsides

Cautions

Cautions

Onandi Lowe (2001), 3 Eddie Johnson (2007), 3

Three players, 3

Ejections

Mo Johnston (2000), 1 Herculez Gomez (2008), 1

Herculez Gomez, 1 Mo Johnston, 1

Preki (1997), 4

Fouls Committed

Matt McKeon (1997), 5 Matt McKeon (2000), 5 Graham Zusi (2012), 5

Fouls Suffered

Vitalis Takawira (1996), 8

Offsides 12 times, 2

Corner Kicks

Chris Henderson (2000), 6

Saves

Tony Meola (2000), 6

Corner Kicks

Graham Zusi (2013), 9

Saves

Tony Meola (2000), 10

Shutouts

Tony Meola (2000), 5

Saves

Tony Meola (2000), 30

Tony Meola, 62

Fouls Suffered

Ejections

Shutouts

Tony Meola, 7

Shots

Points

Kerry Zavagnin, 37

Nick Garcia, 6 Roger Espinoza, 6

Assists

Felipe Gutierrez (2018), 2 Onandi Lowe (2001), 5

Shots

Shots on Goal

Shots on Goal

Goals

Teal Bunbury (2011), 2

Graham Zusi (2011), 2 Felipe Gutierrez (2018), 2 Miklos Molnar (2000), 4 Davy Arnaud (2004), 4 Teal Bunbury (2011), 4 Daniel Salloi (2018), 4

Miklos Molnar (2000), 28

Preki, 54

SINGLE HALF

Saves

SPORTING KANSAS CITY POSTSEASON AGE-RELATED MILESTONES Youngest player to ... Oldest player to ...

play in a game Gianluca Busio start a game Gianluca Busio play a full game Oriol Rosell score a goal Gianluca Busio record an assist Gianluca Busio score two goals Teal Bunbury play a game as GK Jon Kempin start a game as GK Garth Lagerwey play full game as GK Garth Lagerwey record a shutout Tony Meola record a win Garth Lagerwey play in a game Preki start a game Preki play a complete game Preki score a goal Preki record an assist Preki score 2 goals in a game Miklos Molnar play a game as GK Jimmy Nielsen start a game as GK Jimmy Nielsen play full game as GK Jimmy Nielsen record a shutout Jimmy Nielsen record a win Jimmy Nielsen

18 yrs., 178 days 18 yrs., 178 days 20 yrs., 123 days 18 yrs., 178 days 18 yrs., 178 days 21 yrs., 245 days 22 yrs., 204 days 23 yrs., 289 days 23 yrs., 289 days 31 yrs., 208 days 23 yrs., 289 days 40 yrs., 144 days 40 yrs., 144 days 40 yrs., 144 days 39 yrs., 100 days 40 yrs., 144 days 30 yrs., 179 days 36 yrs., 123 days 36 yrs., 123 days 36 yrs., 123 days 36 yrs., 95 days 36 yrs., 109 days 15

11/22/2020 KC vs SJ 11/22/2020 KC vs SJ 11/07/2012 KC vs HOU 11/22/2020 KC vs SJ 11/22/2020 KC vs SJ 10/30/2011 KC at COL 10/29/2015 KC at POR 09/26/1996 KC vs DAL 09/26/1996 KC vs DAL 09/16/2000 KC vs COL 09/26/1996 KC vs DAL 11/15/2003 KC at SJ 11/15/2003 KC at SJ 11/15/2003 KC at SJ 10/02/2002 KC at LA 11/15/2003 KC at SJ 10/06/2000 KC vs LA 12/07/2013 KC vs RSL 12/07/2013 KC vs RSL 12/07/2013 KC vs RSL 11/09/2013 KC at HOU 11/23/2013 KC vs HOU


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME TEAM PLAYOFF HIGHS ONE POSTSEASON Games Played

7 in 2000

Minutes Played

SINGLE GAME Goals

4 in 2002 and 2018

Assists

659 in 2000

4 in 2002, 2004 and 2020

Goals

Points

8 in 1996, 2000 and 2002

Assists

9 in 2002

Shots

103 in 2000

Shots on Goal

43 in 1996

Fouls Committed

126 in 2000

Fouls Suffered

125 in 2000

Offsides

15 in 1996

Corner Kicks

36 in 2000

Cautions

15 in 2000

Ejections

1 in 2000 and 2008

Shutouts

5 in 2000

SINGLE HALF Goals

3 in 2001

Assists

3 on 5 times

Shots

12 in 2002

14 in 2001

Shots

Shots on Goal

32 in 2013

Shots on Goal 15 in 1996

Fouls Committed

27 in 2000

Fouls Suffered

27 in 2013

8 in 1996

Fouls Committed

17 in 2000

Fouls Suffered

14 in 2002

Offsides 4 in 2000 and 2002

Offsides 5 in 1997 and 2000

Corner Kicks

13 in 2018

Corner Kicks

7 in 2018

Cautions

3 on 10 times

Cautions

5 in 2015 and 2017

Ejections

1 in 2000 and 2008

Saves

Ejections

1 in 2000 and 2008

Saves

6 in 2000

Goals Allowed

10 in 2000

Goals Allowed

3 in 2002, 2004 and 2018

5 in 2002

Saves

SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME TEAM PLAYOFF GAME LOWS

Goals Allowed

0 on 14 times

Wins

0 on 18 times

30 in 2000 9 in 1996 and 2002 4 in 2000

Ties

2 in 2000, 2013 and 2018

Losses

3 in 1996

Goals

Assists Shots

3 in 2007 and 2014

Shots on Goal

0 in 2007

Fouls Committed

8 in 2000

Fouls Suffered

7 in 2001

Corner Kicks

0 in 2007

Offsides 0 on 7 times

16

Saves

0 in 2012, 2016 and 2018

Shots Faced

1 in 2000, 2011, 2012, 2016

Goals Allowed

0 on 16 times


YEAR-BY-YEAR POSTSEASON STATS: CURRENT SPORTING KC ROSTER #4 ROBERTO PUNCEC

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Totals 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0

#5 MATT BESLER (MLS CUP CHAMPION IN 2013)

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2011 Sporting KC 3 3 270 0 0 0 0 0 0 2012 Sporting KC 2 2 180 0 0 1 0 0 0 2013 Sporting KC 5 5 510 0 0 1 0 0 0 2014 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 2016 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2017 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 0 0 2 0 0 0 Career Totals 18 18 1740 0 0 4 0 0 0

#6 ILIE SANCHEZ

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2017 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 1 0 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 1 0 4 2 1 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 1 0 1 1 0 0 Career Totals 6 6 520 2 0 6 3 1 0

#7 JOHNNY RUSSELL

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 345 0 1 8 2 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 1 1 0 0 0 Career Totals 5 5 465 0 2 9 2 0 0

#8 GRAHAM ZUSI (MLS CUP CHAMPION IN 2013)

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2011 Sporting KC 3 3 270 0 2 4 0 0 1 2012 Sporting KC 2 2 180 0 1 5 0 0 1 2013 Sporting KC 5 5 509 0 2 12 1 0 1 2014 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2015 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 1 0 0 0 0 2016 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 2017 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 3 1 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 0 0 4 1 0 0 Career Totals 18 18 1739 0 6 31 3 0 3

#10 FELIPE GUTIERREZ

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 0 3 9 4 0 0 Career Totals 4 4 360 0 3 9 4 0 0

#11 KHIRY SHELTON

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2016 NYCFC 2 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2017 NYCFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 3 2 172 0 0 2 1 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 1 1 0 0 0 Career Totals 6 3 349 0 1 3 1 0 0

#12 GERSO FERNANDES

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2017 Sporting KC 1 1 51 0 0 2 1 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 2 0 32 1 0 3 2 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 1 4 2 0 0 Career Totals 4 2 173 1 1 9 5 0 0

#13 AMADOU DIA

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2015 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 1 0 0 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Totals 2 2 240 0 1 0 0 0 0

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YEAR-BY-YEAR POSTSEASON STATS: CURRENT SPORTING KC ROSTER #15 ROGER ESPINOZA

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2008 Sporting KC 2 1 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 2011 Sporting KC 3 3 210 0 0 1 0 0 0 2012 Sporting KC 2 2 167 0 0 3 1 0 0 2015 Sporting KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2016 Sporting KC 1 1 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 2017 Sporting KC 1 1 114 0 0 1 1 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 0 0 2 1 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 Career Totals 14 13 1109 1 0 11 6 0 0

#17 GADI KINDA

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Totals 1 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0

#19 ERIK HURTADO

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2014 Vancouver 1 1 78 1 0 2 1 0 0 2020 Sporting KC 1 0 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career Totals 2 1 108 1 0 3 1 0 0

#20 DANIEL SALLOI

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2017 Sporting KC 1 0 69 0 0 4 1 0 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 328 3 0 11 4 0 0 Career Totals 5 4 397 3 0 15 5 0 0

#21 FELIPE HERNANDEZ

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Totals 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0

#22 WINSTON REID

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career Totals 1 1 120 0 0 1 0 0 0

#26 JAYLIN LINDSEY

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career Totals 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0

#27 GIANLUCA BUSIO

Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 97 1 1 3 3 0 0 Career Totals 1 1 97 1 1 3 3 0 0

#29 TIM MELIA Year Team GP GS MIN SHT SVS GA GAA SO 2015 Sporting KC 1 1 84 4 2 1 1.07 0 2016 Sporting KC 1 1 90 1 0 1 1 0 2018 Sporting KC 4 4 360 19 13 6 1.50 1 2020 Sporting KC 1 1 120 8 5 3 3.00 0 Career Totals 7 7 654 32 20 11 1.51 1

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YEAR-BY-YEAR POSTSEASON STATS: CURRENT SPORTING KC ROSTER PETER VERMES (MLS CUP CHAMPION IN 2000, 2013; MLS CUP RUNNER-UP IN 1997) Playing Career Year Team GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG GWG GWA 1996 Red Bulls 3 3 270 0 0 5 0 0 0 1997 Rapids 5 5 450 0 0 2 0 0 0 1998 Rapids 2 2 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 1999 Rapids 2 2 150 0 0 2 1 0 0 2000 Sporting KC 7 7 659 0 0 4 2 0 0 2001 Sporting KC 3 3 270 0 1 1 0 0 0 2002 Sporting KC 3 3 255 0 1 1 0 0 1 Career Totals 25 25 2234 0 2 15 3 0 1 Coaching Career Year Team W L T Pct. 2011 Sporting KC 2 1 0 .667 2012 Sporting KC 1 1 0 .500 2013 Sporting KC 2 1 2 .600 2014 Sporting KC 0 1 0 .000 2015 Sporting KC 0 0 1 .500 2016 Sporting KC 0 1 0 .000 2017 Sporting KC 0 1 0 .000 2018 Sporting KC 1 1 2 .500 2020 Sporting KC 0 0 1 .500 Career Totals 6 7 6 0.474

MOST YEARS IN MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: PLAYERS AND/OR HEAD COACHES Name Peter Vermes Kyle Beckerman Bruce Arena

As Player 7 16 0

19

As Coach 9 0 15

Total 16 16 15


CAREER POSTSEASON STATS: FIELD PLAYERS ALL TIME WITH SPORTING KANSAS CITY UNF POS PLAYER GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG 11 M Preki 20 19 1758 8 4 54 30 7 F Miklos Molnar 7 7 659 5 0 28 13 22 M Davy Arnaud 15 9 927 4 1 12 8 78 D Aurelien Collin 11 11 1050 4 1 12 4 17 M Chris Klein 16 16 1440 3 4 10 5 20 F Igor Simutenkov 8 6 437 3 2 11 4 2 D Matt McKeon 19 14 1335 3 1 17 7 30 F Daniel Salloi 5 4 397 3 0 15 5 21 M Francisco Gomez 9 3 272 2 2 7 4 11 F Diego Rubio 4 3 288 2 1 6 3 17 F CJ Sapong 11 10 957 2 1 25 11 12 F Vitalis Takawira 7 7 586 2 1 13 12 9 F Teal Bunbury 5 5 399 2 0 11 6 14 F Dom Dwyer 9 6 582 2 0 24 9 32 F Onandi Lowe 3 3 270 2 0 22 7 6 M Ilie Sanchez 6 6 600 2 0 6 3 15 D Seth Sinovic 15 15 1404 2 0 7 4 19 F Eric Quill 6 5 448 1 3 5 3 8 M Chris Brown 10 7 680 1 2 11 5 10 M Mo Johnston 15 11 1166 1 2 27 14 20 D Jose Burciaga Jr. 5 4 368 1 1 3 1 27 M Gianluca Busio 1 1 97 1 1 3 3 13 M Mark Chung 7 7 629 1 1 12 6 12 F Gerso Fernandes 4 2 173 1 1 9 5 14 M Jack Jewsbury 9 9 759 1 1 8 3 16 F Josh Wolff 7 4 449 1 1 8 4 16 F Claudio Bieler 3 0 85 1 0 4 1 4 D Kevin Ellis 3 3 300 1 0 2 2 15 M Roger Espinoza 14 13 1109 1 0 11 6 9 F Dario Fabbro 2 0 76 1 0 5 1 13 F Wolde Harris 3 3 261 1 0 6 3 19 M Chris Henderson 7 7 659 1 0 16 6 9 F Krisztian Nemeth 2 1 130 1 0 4 2 7 M Khari Stephenson 4 3 211 1 0 6 3 8 M Graham Zusi 18 18 1739 0 6 31 3 10 M Benny Feilhaber 8 8 795 0 3 21 3 21 M Felipe Gutierrez 4 4 360 0 3 9 4 5 M Kerry Zavagnin 23 23 2065 0 3 13 5 7 F Johnny Russell 5 5 465 0 2 9 2 10 M Mike Sorber 5 5 403 0 2 3 1 6 D Peter Vermes 13 13 1184 0 2 6 2 4 M Mike Burns 4 3 296 0 1 3 1 13 M Amadou Dia 2 2 240 0 1 0 0 3 D Nick Garcia 23 23 2135 0 1 1 0 55 D Julio Cesar 4 4 329 0 1 2 0 23 F Kei Kamara 5 5 449 0 1 15 5 15 F Roy Lassiter 3 2 166 0 1 3 1 7 F Claudio Lopez 2 2 179 0 1 2 1 7 D Chance Myers 10 10 960 0 1 7 1 20 D Uche Okafor 7 5 393 0 1 1 0 11 F Khiry Shelton 4 3 292 0 1 3 1 3 F Paul Wright 6 5 461 0 1 10 5 23 D Alex Zotinca 6 5 441 0 1 4 1 17 D Saad Abdul-Salaam 3 2 216 0 0 0 0 16 M Stephen Armstrong 6 1 180 0 0 2 2 5 D Matt Besler 18 18 1740 0 0 4 0 9 F Latif Blessing 1 1 100 0 0 2 1 6 D Sean Bowers 7 7 630 0 0 8 3 99 F Omar Bravo 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 20 M Jorge Claros 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 16 M Eloy Colombano 1 0 24 0 0 0 0 12 D Jimmy Conrad 12 12 1107 0 0 9 3 11 M Bobby Convey 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 D Yohan Croizet 4 1 105 0 0 0 0 14 D John DeBrito 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 43 F Birahim Diop 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 15 D Samuel Ekeme 2 0 30 0 0 0 0 12 F Gary Glasgow 3 2 140 0 0 3 0 21 F Herculez Gomez 1 1 75 0 0 3 1 4 D Richard Gough 2 2 180 0 0 0 0 26 D Taylor Graham 2 0 32 0 0 0 0 13 M Andrew Gregor 3 1 118 0 0 2 0 16 M Diego Gutierrez 15 15 1369 0 0 9 4 2 D Michael Harrington 5 5 450 0 0 0 0 21 M Felipe Hernandez 1 0 30 0 0 0 0 19 F Erik Hurtado 1 0 30 0 0 1 0 10 M Jeferson 2 0 20 0 0 1 1 5 M Brian Johnson 3 0 33 0 0 1 0 7 F Eddie Johnson 3 3 270 0 0 5 1 19 M Peterson Joseph 2 1 103 0 0 2 0 17 M Gadi Kinda 1 0 23 0 0 0 0 14 F Frank Klopas 5 1 105 0 0 2 2 30 M Michael Kraus 1 0 31 0 0 0 0 25 D Jonathan Leathers 2 2 180 0 0 0 0 26 D Jaylin Lindsey 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 19 M Cristian Lobato 1 0 20 0 0 2 1 20

FC FS OFF 15 35 2 20 10 4 23 26 6 21 10 4 15 8 3 5 13 1 42 20 0 3 8 2 6 10 0 6 6 2 20 30 3 10 17 9 7 4 4 20 18 8 13 15 6 5 5 0 23 16 0 3 4 2 11 5 1 34 20 8 8 5 0 1 2 0 8 11 0 3 6 0 8 11 0 9 7 6 2 1 0 4 2 0 20 21 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 18 18 3 3 0 0 3 2 0 25 30 1 16 23 2 9 11 1 31 37 0 6 8 1 7 3 0 12 20 0 7 1 0 5 2 1 32 31 0 1 6 0 5 10 4 2 1 1 2 1 1 9 10 0 8 3 0 8 0 2 10 13 2 7 6 1 5 2 0 4 2 0 20 16 3 4 0 0 5 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 22 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 6 1 2 1 0 7 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 0 36 17 0 3 7 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

CK C E 27 3 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 11 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 69 2 0 2 2 0 11 0 0 3 5 0 17 1 0 12 1 0 2 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


CAREER POSTSEASON STATS: FIELD PLAYERS ALL TIME WITH SPORTING KANSAS CITY UNF POS PLAYER GP GS MIN G A SHT SOG 10 M Carlos Marinelli 1 0 44 0 0 0 0 24 D Matt Marquess 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 94 M Jimmy Medranda 2 1 121 0 0 1 0 11 M Kurt Morsink 3 3 252 0 0 3 1 93 M Soni Mustivar 2 2 210 0 0 0 0 6 M Paulo Nagamura 7 7 696 0 0 13 4 88 M Kevin Oliveira 1 0 19 0 0 1 0 16 D Lawrence Olum 2 1 202 0 0 3 0 3 D Ike Opara 8 5 496 0 0 3 1 37 F Jacob Peterson 7 3 264 0 0 1 0 3 D Steve Pittman 2 2 160 0 0 1 0 29 F Ryan Pore 3 0 56 0 0 1 0 4 D Brandon Prideaux 7 7 659 0 0 2 0 4 D Roberto Puncec 1 1 120 0 0 0 0 26 D Ryan Raybould 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 D Winston Reid 1 1 120 0 0 1 0 7 M Edmundo Rodriguez 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 20 M Oriol Rosell 6 6 488 0 0 7 1 22 F Soony Saad 4 0 47 0 0 0 0 19 F Scott Sealy 3 3 262 0 0 2 1 26 M Kevin Souter 2 2 179 0 0 0 0 4 D Carey Talley 6 6 576 0 0 5 1 19 F Matt Taylor 1 0 24 0 0 1 1 4 F Abe Thompson 2 2 128 0 0 1 1 9 D Ryan Tinsley 2 2 150 0 0 0 0 23 F Ivan Trujillo 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 D Scott Uderitz 5 5 431 0 0 0 0 9 M Sasha Victorine 3 3 223 0 0 2 0 20 D Tyson Wahl 2 2 158 0 0 0 0 8 M Diego Walsh 3 0 23 0 0 1 0 6 M Lance Watson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Own-goals received 1 Team totals 51 51 4825 69 64 668 269 Opponent totals 51 51 4825 70 71 584 239

FC FS OFF 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 7 5 0 2 3 0 10 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 2 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 11 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 9 5 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 14 7 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 11 15 1 2 7 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

CK C E 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

819 803 116 242 110 2 819 800 150 238 110 5

CAREER POSTSEASON STATS: GOALKEEPERS ALL TIME WITH SPORTING KANSAS CITY UNF POS GOALKEEPER 21 G Andrew Dykstra 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 1 G Kevin Hartman 1 G Bo Oshoniyi 1 G Tony Meola 29 G Tim Melia 25 G Garth Lagerwey 1 G Eric Kronberg 1 G Jon Kempin 1 G Mike Ammann Team totals Opponent totals

GP GS MIN SHTS SV GA 1 1 120 5 4 1 10 10 960 24 15 9 5 5 450 24 18 5 4 4 360 18 14 5 16 16 1505 84 62 21 7 7 654 32 20 11 5 5 450 31 18 9 1 1 90 5 3 2 1 0 36 1 0 1 2 2 180 15 9 6 51 51 4825 239 167 70 51 51 4825 269 192 69

GAA PG PA 0.75 0 1 0.84 0 0 1.00 0 0 1.25 0 0 1.26 2 2 1.51 0 0 1.80 0 0 2.00 0 0 2.50 0 0 3.00 0 0 1.31 2 3 1.29 5 5

W L T 0 1 0 5 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 7 6 3 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 18 22 11 22 18 11

SO 0 4 2 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 16 14

OT RECORD 0-1-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-3-2 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 2-4-5 4-2-5

CAREER POSTSEASON STATS: CURRENT SPORTING KC PLAYERS ACROSS MLS CAREERS UNF

POS

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

PKG

PKA

SKG

SKA

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

5 27 13 15 12 21 21 19 17 26 4 22 7 30 6 11 8

D M D M F M M F M D D D F F M F D

Matt Besler Gianluca Busio Amadou Dia Roger Espinoza Gerso Fernandes Felipe Gutierrez Felipe Hernandez Erik Hurtado Gadi Kinda Jaylin Lindsey Roberto Puncec Winston Reid Johnny Russell Daniel Salloi Ilie Sanchez Khiry Shelton Graham Zusi

18 1 2 14 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 6 6 18

18 1 2 13 2 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 4 6 3 18

1740 97 240 1109 173 360 30 108 23 120 120 120 465 397 600 349 1739

0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0

0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6

4 3 0 11 9 9 0 3 0 0 0 1 9 15 6 3 31

0 3 0 6 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 1 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1

2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2

20 1 5 20 3 9 0 5 0 2 0 1 6 3 5 8 25

16 2 2 21 6 11 1 3 1 0 1 1 8 8 5 1 30

3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1

0 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 69

1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UNF

POS

Goalkeeper

GP

GS

MIN

SHTS

SV

GA

GAA

PKG

PKA

SKG

SKA

W

L

T

SO

29

GK

Tim Melia

7

7

654

32

20

11

1.51

0

0

0

3

1

2

3

1

CAREER POSTSEASON STATS: CURRENT SPORTING KC GOALKEEPERS

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 1996 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Dallas Burn (17-15-0, 0-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (17-15-0, 1-0-0) September 26, 1996 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Dallas Kansas City

Kansas City Wizards (17-15-0, 1-1-0) vs. Dallas Burn (17-15-0, 1-1-0) September 29, 1996 -- Cotton Bowl

1 2 Tot 2 0 2 1 2 3

Goals By Period Kansas City Dallas

Scoring Summary: KC--Johnston 1 (Sorber 1) 16 DAL--Elliott 1 (Unassisted) 21 DAL--Ashton 1 (Elliott 1) 25 KC-- McKeon 1 (Unassisted) 79 KC--Preki 1 (Chung 1) 89

Kansas City Wizards (17-15-0, 2-1-0) vs. Dallas Burn (17-15-0, 1-2-0) October 2, 1996 -- Cotton Bowl

1 2 Tot 1 0 1 2 0 2

Goals By Period Kansas City Dallas

Scoring Summary: DAL--Kreis 1 (Sanchez 1) 5 KC--Preki 2 (Johnston 1) 30 DAL--Washington 1 (Lozzano 1) 32

Dallas Burn--Mark Dodd, Lawrence Lozzano, Diego Sonora, Mark Santel, Richard Farrer, Brandon Pollard, Chad Ashton (Zak Ibsen 79), Leonel Alvarez, Brian Haynes, Gerell Elliott (Ted Eck 46), Dante Washington Cautions: Sonora 57, Alvarez 87 Kansas City Wizards--Garth Lagerwey, Scott Uderitz (Samuel Ekeme 71), Uche Okafor, Sean Bowers, Mike Sorber (Matt McKeon 71), Paul Wright, Diego Gutierrez, Preki, Mark Chung, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira

Kansas City Wizards--Garth Lagerwey, Sean Bowers, Uche Okafor (Matt McKeon 46), Scott Uderitz, Preki, Paul Wright (Frank Klopas 68), Mike Sorber, Mark Chung, Diego Gutierrez, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira Cautions: Sorber 50, Gutierrez 70 Dallas Burn--Mark Dodd, Diego Sonora, Brandon Pollard, Mark Santel, Richard Farrer, Zak Ibsen, Lawrence Lozzano, Leonel Alvarez, Jason Kreis (Brian Haynes 59), Hugo Sanchez (Chad Ashton 82), Dante Washington (Gerell Elliott 68)

KC DAL Shots 13 9 Shots on Goal 9 8 Fouls 16 15 Offside 1 3 Corner Kicks 5 9 Saves 5 6

Referee: Tim Weyland Referee’s Assistants: Ali Mohabbi, Mehrdad Bonvan 4th Official: Rob Chaplin Attendance: 4,466

Referee: Esse Baharmast Referee’s Assistants: Paul Scott, Jon Wilson 4th Official: Misail Tsapos Attendance: 10,125

Scoring Summary: DAL--Sanchez 1 (Santel 1) 27 KC--Chung 1 (Sorber 2, Preki 1) 41 KC--Takawira 1 (Wright 1) 62 DAL--Elliott 2 (Sanchez 2) 66 Kansas City Wizards Win On Penalty Kicks 3-2: DAL--Farrer, Goal KC --Johnston, Saved DAL--Ashton, Saved KC --Takawira, Time Expired DAL--Sanchez, Goal KC --Wright, Goal DAL--Haynes, High KC --Klopas, Goal DAL--Lozzano, Saved KC --Preki, Goal Kansas City Wizards--Garth Lagerwey, Scott Uderitz, Matt McKeon, Sean Bowers, Preki, Paul Wright, Mike Sorber (Samuel Ekeme 79), Mark Chung (Frank Klopas 89), Diego Gutierrez, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira

Cautions: Kreis 17, Farrer 20

DAL KC Shots 14 20 Shots on Goal 7 15 Fouls 17 11 Offside 6 4 Corner Kicks 3 9 Saves 12 4

1 2 Tot 1 1 2 1 1 2

Cautions: Uderitz 22, Preki 35 Dallas Burn--Mark Dodd, Brandon Pollard, Diego Sonora (Brian Haynes 66), Richard Farrer, Mark Santel, Lawrence Lozzano, Zak Ibsen, Leonel Alvarez, Jason Kreis (Chad Ashton 89), Hugo Sanchez, Dante Washington (Gerell Elliott 46) Cautions: Sanchez 41, Farrer 73, Haynes 81 KC DAL Shots 9 4 Shots on Goal 5 4 Fouls 16 23 Offside 3 1 Corner Kicks 5 5 Saves 1 1 Referee: Rich Grady Referee’s Assistants: Michael Williams, Andrew Barnes 4th Official: Glenn Prechac Attendance: 9,802

1996 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL) Kansas City Wizards (17-15-0, 2-2-0) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (19-13-0, 3-1-0) October 10, 1996 -- Rose Bowl Goals By Period Kansas City Los Angeles

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 0 2 2

Scoring Summary: LA--Armas 1 (Unassisted) 48 KC--Preki 3 (Unassisted) 52 LA--Vanney 1 (Unassisted) 57 Kansas City Wizards--Garth Lagerwey, Scott Uderitz, Matt McKeon, Sean Bowers, Mike Sorber (Frank Klopas 73), Paul Wright, Preki, Mark Chung, Diego Gutierrez, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira (Uche Okafor 79) Cautions: Wright 15 LA Galaxy--Jorge Campos, Robin Fraser, Dan Calichman, Greg Vanney, Mark Semioli (Brad Wilson 88), Mauricio Cienfuegos, Jorge Salcedo, Chris Armas, Cobi Jones, Harut Karapetyan (Eduardo Hurtado 46), Ante Razov (Guillermo Jara 78) Cautions: Calichman 18 KC LA Shots 11 14 Shots on Goal 7 8 Fouls 11 11 Offside 3 6 Corner Kicks 4 3 Saves 5 5 Referee: Brian Hall Referee’s Assistants: Levon Baladjanian, Juan Hernandez 4th Official: Hugo Silva Attendance: 25,212

Los Angeles Galaxy (19-13-0, 4-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (17-15-0, 2-3-0) October 13, 1996 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Los Angeles Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 0 1 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Preki 4 (Unassisted) 69 LA--Vanney 2 (Cienfuegos 1) 76 Los Angeles Galaxy Win On Penalty Kicks 3-1: LA --Noamouz, Saved KC --Sorber, Saved LA --Vanney, Goal KC --Wright, Goal LA --Cienfuegos, Goal KC --Chung, Wide Left LA --Jones, High KC --Preki, Saved LA --Fraser, Goal LA Galaxy--Jorge Campos, Greg Vanney, Dan Calichman, Robin Fraser, Mark Semioli (Arash Noamouz 71), Jorge Salcedo (David Kramer 73), Chris Armas, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Cobi Jones, Ante Razov (Harut Karapetyan 54), Eduardo Hurtado Cautions: Calichman 38, Semioli 42, Armas 60, Cienfuegos 67 Kansas City Wizards--Garth Lagerwey, Scott Uderitz, Uche Okafor (Matt McKeon 51), Sean Bowers, Diego Gutierrez, Mike Sorber, Preki, Mark Chung, Paul Wright, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira Cautions: Johnston 70, Preki 81 LA KC Shots 9 14 Shots on Goal 4 7 Fouls 18 23 Offside 3 4 Corner Kicks 8 5 Saves 6 3 Referee: Zimmerman Boulos Referee’s Assistants: Ali Saheli, Alan Shepherd 4th Official: Mehrdad Bonvan Attendance: 11,041 22


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 1997 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Colorado Rapids (14-18-0, 1-0-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (21-11-0, 0-1-0) October 4, 1997 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Colorado Kansas City

Kansas City Wizards (21-11-0, 0-2-0) vs. Colorado Rapids (14-18-0, 2-0-0) October 8, 1997 -- Mile High Stadium

1 2 Tot 1 2 3 0 0 0

Goals By Period Kansas City Colorado

Scoring Summary: COL--C. Henderson 1 (Unassisted) 25 COL--Bravo 1 (C. Henderson 1) 67 COL--Paule 1 (Bravo 1, C. Henderson 2) 75 Colorado Rapids--Marcus Hahnemann, Chris Martinez (Marcelo Balboa 77), Tahj Jakins, Peter Vermes, Steve Trittschuh, Matt Kmosko, Sean Henderson, Paul Bravo, Chris Henderson, David Patino (Ross Paule 70), Steve Rammel (Wolde Harris 62) Kansas City Wizards--Mike Ammann, Matt McKeon, Uche Okafor, Richard Gough, Sean Bowers, Steve Pittman, Ryan Tinsley (Edmundo Rodriguez 80), Frank Klopas (Preki 46), Mark Chung, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira (Paul Wright 57) Cautions: Pittman 35, Tinsley 52, Preki 84, Rodriguez 84 COL KC Shots 9 10 Shots on Goal 5 3 Fouls 13 12 Offside 3 1 Corner Kicks 7 5 Saves 3 2 Referee: Brian Hall Referee’s Assistants: Laszlo Nagy, Tom Bobadilla Attendance: 10,174

1 2 Tot 1 1 2 1 2 3

Scoring Summary: KC--Takawira 1 (Okafor 1) 9 COL--Bravo 2 (C. Henderson 3, S. Henderson 1) 16 COL--Bravo 3 (Kmosko 1, Harris 1) 68 COL--Harris 1 (Bravo 2, Balboa 1) 83 KC--Preki 1 (Takawira 1) 88 Kansas City Wizards--Mike Ammann, Sean Bowers, Uche Okafor, Steve Pittman (John Debrito 70), Richard Gough, Matt McKeon, Ryan Tinsley (Frank Klopas 70), Mark Chung, Preki, Mo Johnston, Vitalis Takawira Cautions: Gough 23, McKeon 27, Okafor 51, Klopas 85 Colorado Rapids--Marcus Hahnemann, Steve Trittschuh, Matt Kmosko, Chris Martinez, Peter Vermes, Marcelo Balboa, David Patino (Tahj Jakins 73), Sean Henderson, Paul Bravo, Chris Henderson, Steve Rammel (Wolde Harris 63) KC COL Shots 14 14 Shots on Goal 9 10 Fouls 21 17 Offside 5 7 Corner Kicks 3 5 Saves 7 7 Referee: Paul Tamberino Referee’s Assistants: Steve Olson, Susan Cicchinelli Attendance: 13,117

2000 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (QUARTERFINALS) Colorado Rapids (13-15-4, 0-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 1-0-0) September 16, 2000 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Colorado Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 0 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Molnar 1 (Preki 1) 18 Colorado Rapids--David Kramer, Marcelo Balboa, Chris Martinez, David Vaudreuil, Scott Vermillion, Jason Moore (Anders Limpar 75), Ross Paule, Jason Bent, Wes Hart (Junior Agogo 62), Paul Bravo, Matt Okoh (Jorge Dely Valdes 46) Cautions: Hart 13, Vaudreuil 15, Bent 18 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Chris Klein (Chris Brown 46), Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon (Francisco Gomez 67), Chris Henderson, Mo Johnston, Miklos Molnar, Preki (Brian Johnson 77) Cautions: Garcia 24, Johnston 27, Henderson 84 Ejections: Johnston 92+ COL KC Shots 19 12 Shots on Goal 6 8 Fouls 19 24 Offside 5 3 Corner Kicks 4 2 Saves 7 6 Referee: Rich Grady Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry, Rick Eddy 4th Official: Noel Kenny Attendance: 8,682

Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 1-0-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (13-15-4, 0-1-1) September 20, 2000 -- Mile High Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City Colorado

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Nick Garcia, Chris Klein (Brian Johnson 91), Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon (Francisco Gomez 62), Chris Henderson, Preki, Miklos Molnar, Chris Brown

Colorado Rapids (13-15-4, 0-2-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 2-0-1) September 24, 2000 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Colorado Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 2 2 1 2 3

Cautions: Vermes 27

Scoring Summary: KC--Henderson 1 (Unassisted) 11 KC--Molnar 2 (Klein 1, Gomez 1) 65 KC--Gomez 1 (Zavagnin 1) 69 COL--Bravo 1 (Vermillion 1) 70 COL--Bravo 2 (Penalty Kick) 94+

Colorado Rapids--David Kramer, Marcelo Balboa, Chris Martinez, Scott Vermillion, Ross Paule (Jason Moore 46), Anders Limpar (Wes Hart 84), Paul Bravo, David Vaudreuil, Jason Bent, Junior Agogo, Jorge Dely Valdes (Matt Okoh 96)

Colorado Rapids--David Kramer, Marcelo Balboa, Chris Martinez (Lance Key 50), David Vaudreuil (Wes Hart 85), Scott Vermillion, Jason Bent, Paul Bravo, Ross Paule, Anders Limpar, Jorge Dely Valdes, Junior Agogo

Cautions: Vermillion 31, Bravo 59, Limpar 68

Cautions: Key 61 Ejections: Agogo 75

KC COL Shots 18 12 Shots on Goal 3 3 Fouls 17 20 Offside 1 4 Corner Kicks 5 7 Saves 3 3 Referee: Noel Kenny Referee’s Assistants: Tom Bobadilla, Jon Wilson 4th Official: Michael Kennedy Attendance: 8,789

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Chris Klein, Francisco Gomez, Matt McKeon (Brian Johnson 80), Kerry Zavagnin, Chris Henderson, Preki (Chris Brown 74), Miklos Molnar Cautions: Zavagnin 59, McKeon 73 COL KC Shots 7 20 Shots on Goal 4 8 Fouls 16 14 Offside 2 1 Corner Kicks 3 4 Saves 5 2 Referee: Paul Tamberino Referee’s Assistants: Chip Reed, Francisco Sanchez 4th Official: Ali Saheli Attendance: 4,156

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2000 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (SEMIFINALS) Los Angeles Galaxy (14-10-8, 2-0-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 2-0-2) September 29, 2000 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Los Angeles Kansas City

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 2-1-2) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (14-10-8, 3-0-1) October 3, 2000 -- Rose Bowl Goals By Period Kansas City Los Angeles

1 2 OT Tot 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2

Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Robin Fraser, Paul Caligiuri, Ezra Hendrickson, Greg Vanney, Brian Kelly (Sebastien Vorbe 77), Simon Elliott, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Zak Ibsen, Cobi Jones, Luis Hernandez

Scoring Summary: LA--Jones 2 (Hendrickson 1) 16 KC-- McKeon 1 (Zavagnin 2) 29 LA--Califf 1 (Jones 2) 93

Cautions: Fraser 58, Cienfuegos 97, Jones 98, Hernandez 100

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Brandon Prideaux, Peter Vermes, Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Chris Klein, Chris Henderson, Miklos Molnar, Mo Johnston, Preki (Francisco Gomez 91)

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Matt McKeon (Francisco Gomez 83), Kerry Zavagnin, Chris Klein, Chris Henderson, Preki, Chris Brown (Mo Johnston 46), Miklos Molnar Cautions: Klein 2, Henderson 15 LA KC Shots 6 20 Shots on Goal 1 8 Fouls 22 10 Offside 4 1 Corner Kicks 6 10 Saves 8 1 Referee: Brian Hall Referee’s Assistants: Roger Sill, Albert Echeverria 4th Official: Marcel Yonan Attendance: 11,815

Los Angeles Galaxy (14-10-8, 3-1-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 3-1-2) October 6, 2000 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Los Angeles Kansas City

1 2 OT Tot 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Molnar 3 (Penalty Kick) 21 KC--Molnar 4 (Johnston 1) 96

Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Greg Vanney, Robin Fraser, Ezra Hendrickson, Paul Caligiuri, Zak Ibsen (Danny Califf 46), Mauricio Cienfuegos, Simon Elliott, Brian Kelly (Sasha Victorine 55), Cobi Jones, Luis Hernandez

Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Robin Fraser, Danny Califf, Ezra Hendrickson, Paul Caligiuri, Simon Elliott, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Sasha Victorine, Greg Vanney, Luis Hernandez, Cobi Jones Cautions: Vanney 36 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Matt McKeon, Kerry Zavagnin, Mo Johnston, Chris Klein, Chris Henderson, Preki, Miklos Molnar

Cautions: Hernandez 59, Hendrickson 82

Cautions: Garcia 40, Molnar 50, Johnston 58, Zavagnin 76

KC LA Shots 11 9 Shots on Goal 6 6 Fouls 8 16 Offside 0 5 Corner Kicks 8 6 Saves 4 5

LA KC Shots 9 16 Shots on Goal 4 4 Fouls 20 27 Offside 5 2 Corner Kicks 7 5 Saves 2 4

Referee: Paul Tamberino Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry, Rick Eddy 4th Official: Kevin Terry Attendance: 20,849

Referee: Kevin Terry Referee’s Assistants: Nate Clement, George Gansner 4th Official: Gerry Corrie Attendance: 8,320

2000 MLS CUP Chicago Fire (17-9-6, 4-3-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (16-7-9, 4-1-2) October 15, 2000 -- RFK Stadium Goals By Period Chicago Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 0 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Molnar 5 (Klein 2) 11 Chicago Fire--Zach Thornton, C.J. Brown, Carlos Bocanegra, Tenywa Bonseu, Peter Nowak (Lubos Kubik 83), Dema Kovalenko, Diego Gutierrez (Damarcus Beasley 70), Chris Armas, Jesse Marsch (Josh Wolff 59), Hristo Stoichkov, Ante Razov Cautions: Kovalenko 47, Bonseu 76 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Chris Klein (Francisco Gomez 89), Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Brandon Prideaux, Preki (Uche Okafor 74), Matt McKeon, Kerry Zavagnin, Chris Henderson, Mo Johnston, Miklos Molnar Cautions: Johnston 48, Garcia 58, Meola 76 CHI KC Shots 22 6 Shots on Goal 10 3 Fouls 17 26 Offside 1 5 Corner Kicks 8 2 Saves 2 10 Referee: Paul Tamberino Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry, George Vergara 4th Official: Kevin Stott Attendance: 39,159 24


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2001 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (QUARTERFINALS) Kansas City Wizards (11-13-3, 0-1-0) vs. Miami Fusion (16-5-5, 1-0-0) September 22, 2001 -- Lockhart Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City Miami

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Miami Fusion (16-5-5, 1-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (11-13-3, 1-1-0) September 26, 2001 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Miami Kansas City

Scoring Summary: MIA--Serna 1 (Woan 1, Rooney 1) 28 MIA--Pineda Chacon 1 (Preki 1, Serna 1) 53 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Mike Burns, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Chris Klein, Kerry Zavagnin (Mo Johnston 69), Matt McKeon, Andrew Gregor (Francisco Gomez 79), Gary Glasgow, Onandi Lowe, Chris Brown (Roy Lassiter 46) Cautions: McKeon 33, Gregor 56 Miami Fusion--Nick Rimando, Ian Woan (Tyrone Marshall 73), Carlos Llamosa, Ivan Mckinley, Pablo Mastroeni, Jim Rooney, Chris Henderson, Alex Pineda Chacon, Ian Bishop, Preki (Johnny Torres 82), Diego Serna Cautions: Rooney 50 KC MIA Shots 10 13 Shots on Goal 2 5 Fouls 19 17 Offside 4 1 Corner Kicks 2 4 Saves 3 2 Referee: Kevin Terry Referee’s Assistants: Rob Fereday, Steve Taylor 4th Official: Robbie Mann Attendance: 6,281

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 3 0 3

Kansas City Wizards (11-13-3, 1-2-0) vs. Miami Fusion (16-5-5, 2-1-0) September 29, 2001 -- Lockhart Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City Miami

1 2 Tot 1 0 1 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Lowe 1 ( McKeon 1, Gomez 1) 24 KC-- McKeon 1 (Penalty Kick) 31 KC--Gomez 1 (Vermes 1) 49+

Scoring Summary: KC--Lowe 2 (Burns 1, Lassiter 1) 13 MIA--Preki 1 (Unassisted) 14 MIA--Henderson 1 (Torres 1, Mckinley 1) 71

Miami Fusion--Nick Rimando (Jeff Cassar 46), Ivan Mckinley, Carlos Llamosa (Brian Dunseth 46), Pablo Mastroeni, Ian Woan (Tyrone Marshall 43), Jim Rooney, Ian Bishop, Chris Henderson, Alex Pineda Chacon, Preki (Lazo Alavanja 46), Diego Serna

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Chris Klein, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Mike Burns, Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Francisco Gomez (Mo Johnston 45), Chris Brown (Andrew Gregor 81), Onandi Lowe, Roy Lassiter (Gary Glasgow 61)

Cautions: Mastroeni 4, Llamosa 29, Woan 41 Ejections: Mastroeni 30, Serna 82

Cautions: Lowe 16, Burns 65, Glasgow 91+

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Chris Klein, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Mike Burns, Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Francisco Gomez (Mo Johnston 46), Gary Glasgow (Chris Brown 21), Roy Lassiter (Andrew Gregor 60), Onandi Lowe Cautions: Lassiter 38, Burns 60, Gregor 79, Vermes 80 MIA KC Shots 8 19 Shots on Goal 5 7 Fouls 7 25 Offside 1 2 Corner Kicks 6 8 Saves 2 5 Referee: Alex Prus Referee’s Assistants: Richard Huber, George Gansner 4th Official: Ali Saheli Attendance: 5,803

Miami Fusion--Nick Rimando, Ian Woan (Johnny Torres 62), Brian Dunseth, Carlos Llamosa, Ivan Mckinley, Jim Rooney, Chris Henderson, Ian Bishop, Lazo Alavanja (Tyrone Marshall 62), Alex Pineda Chacon, Preki (Jeff Bilyk 90) Cautions: Alavanja 42 KC MIA Shots 21 12 Shots on Goal 8 4 Fouls 19 15 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 8 6 Saves 1 7 Referee: Gerry Corrie Referee’s Assistants: Chip Reed, Rick Eddy 4th Official: Reggie Rutty Attendance: 8,119

2002 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Kansas City Wizards (9-10-9, 0-1-0) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (16-9-3, 1-0-0) September 25, 2002 -- Rose Bowl Goals By Period Kansas City Los Angeles

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 3

Los Angeles Galaxy (16-9-3, 1-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (9-10-9, 1-1-0) September 28, 2002 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Los Angeles Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 2 2 4

Scoring Summary: KC--Preki 1 (Brown 1, Quill 1) 25 LA--Ruiz 1 (Penalty Kick) 62 KC--Brown 1 (Klein 1) 70 LA--Jones 1 (Marshall 1) 85 LA--Ruiz 2 (Elliott 1) 99

Scoring Summary: KC--Simutenkov 1 (Garcia 1) 19 KC--Quill 1 (Vermes 1, Preki 1) 37 KC--Preki 2 (Unassisted) 70 LA--Albright 1 (Ruiz 1) 71 KC--Fabbro 1 (Quill 2) 73

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Carey Talley, Chris Klein, Diego Gutierrez, Kerry Zavagnin, Preki, Eric Quill (Stephen Armstrong 82), Chris Brown, Igor Simutenkov (Mike Burns 73)

Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Alexi Lalas (Brian Mullan 73), Ezra Hendrickson, Tyrone Marshall, Danny Califf, Peter Vagenas (Adam Frye 76), Simon Elliott, Mauricio Cienfuegos (Chris Albright 46), Sasha Victorine, Cobi Jones, Carlos Ruiz

Cautions: Talley 27, Garcia 67

Cautions: Ruiz 40

Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Danny Califf, Alexi Lalas (Brian Mullan 84), Tyrone Marshall, Cobi Jones, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Simon Elliott, Ezra Hendrickson, Sasha Victorine, Chris Albright (Alejandro Moreno 70), Carlos Ruiz

Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Carey Talley, Peter Vermes, Nick Garcia, Chris Klein (Stephen Armstrong 81), Preki (Matt McKeon 76), Kerry Zavagnin, Diego Gutierrez, Eric Quill, Igor Simutenkov (Dario Fabbro 59), Chris Brown

Cautions: Elliott 63

Cautions: Vermes 43, Fabbro 61

KC LA Shots 13 19 Shots on Goal 4 10 Fouls 20 19 Offside 0 5 Corner Kicks 5 3 Saves 7 2

LA KC Shots 14 13 Shots on Goal 4 8 Fouls 9 22 Offside 2 4 Corner Kicks 5 3 Saves 4 3

Referee: Richard Heron Referee’s Assistants: George Gansner, Craig Lowry 4th Official: Jesse Johnson Attendance: 14,585

Referee: Kevin Terry Referee’s Assistants: Thomas Supple, Steve Taylor 4th Official: Alex Prus Attendance: 9,484

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Kansas City Wizards (9-10-9, 1-2-0) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (16-9-3, 2-1-0) October 2, 2002 -- Rose Bowl Goals By Period Kansas City Los Angeles

1 2 Tot 0 2 2 2 3 5

Scoring Summary: LA--Ruiz 3 (Victorine 1) 34 LA--Jones 2 (Unassisted) 46+ KC--Klein 1 (Quill 3, Brown 2) 47 LA--Jones 3 (Ruiz 2) 62 LA--Ruiz 4 (Jones 1, Waibel 1) 66 KC--Preki 3 (Unassisted) 72 LA--Tennyson 1 (Unassisted) 93+ Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes (Stephen Armstrong 66), Carey Talley, Chris Klein, Diego Gutierrez (Matt McKeon 73), Kerry Zavagnin, Preki, Eric Quill, Chris Brown, Igor Simutenkov (Dario Fabbro 46) Cautions: Simutenkov 37, Vermes 48, McKeon 78, Quill 84 Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Danny Califf, Alexi Lalas, Tyrone Marshall, Cobi Jones, Simon Elliott, Chris Albright (Craig Waibel 62), Ezra Hendrickson, Sasha Victorine, Alejandro Moreno (Brian Mullan 71), Carlos Ruiz (Mckinley Tennyson 92+) Cautions: Ruiz 27, Lalas 67 KC LA Shots 15 12 Shots on Goal 7 8 Fouls 13 26 Offside 3 8 Corner Kicks 4 4 Saves 3 5 Referee: Michael Kennedy Referee’s Assistants: George Vergara, David Bragg 4th Official: Jair Marrufo Attendance: 14,713


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2003 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Kansas City Wizards (11-10-9, 0-0-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (11-12-7, 0-0-1) November 4, 2003 -- Invesco Field At Mile High Goals By Period Kansas City Colorado

1 2 Tot 1 0 1 0 1 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Harris 1 (Zavagnin 1) 3 COL--Borchers 1 (Beckerman 1, Kotschau 1) 53 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Diego Gutierrez, Chris Klein, Alex Zotinca (Stephen Armstrong 71), Eric Quill, Carey Talley, Kerry Zavagnin, Wolde Harris (Davy Arnaud 86), Preki Cautions: Klein 16, Arnaud 90 Colorado Rapids--Joe Cannon, Kyle Beckerman, Wes Hart (Matt Crawford 45), Nat Borchers, Ritchie Kotschau, Robin Fraser, Mark Chung, Chris Henderson, Pablo Mastroeni, Chris Carrieri (Zizi Roberts 66), John Spencer Cautions: Carrieri 12, Fraser 48 KC COL Shots 6 12 Shots on Goal 4 4 Fouls 13 20 Offside 4 1 Corner Kicks 3 4 Saves 3 3 Referee: Brian Hall Referee’s Assistants: Roger Itaya, Steven Davidson 4th Official: Michael Kennedy Attendance: 6,434

Colorado Rapids (11-12-7, 0-1-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (11-10-9, 1-0-1) November 8, 2003 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Colorado Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Simutenkov 1 (Unassisted) 47+ KC--Klein 1 (Simutenkov 1) 63 Colorado Rapids--Joe Cannon, Nat Borchers, Robin Fraser, Wes Hart (Chris Carrieri 64), Ritchie Kotschau, Kyle Beckerman, Mark Chung, Chris Henderson, Pablo Mastroeni, Zizi Roberts, John Spencer Cautions: Roberts 58, Beckerman 89 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Diego Gutierrez, Chris Klein, Kerry Zavagnin, Eric Quill (Stephen Armstrong 45), Igor Simutenkov (Alex Zotinca 71), Carey Talley, Wolde Harris (Davy Arnaud 85), Preki Cautions: Meola 47+, Zavagnin 70, Armstrong 77 COL KC Shots 9 10 Shots on Goal 4 6 Fouls 10 14 Offside 3 1 Corner Kicks 5 4 Saves 3 4 Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey, Thomas Supple 4th Official: Terry Vaughn Attendance: 10,712

2004 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Kansas City Wizards (14-9-7, 0-1-0) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (9-10-11, 1-0-0) October 24, 2004 -- Spartan Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City San Jose

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: SJ--De Rosario 1 (Donovan 1) 40 SJ--Waibel 1 (Agoos 1) 52 Kansas City Wizards--Bo Oshoniyi, Jose Burciaga Jr., Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Alex Zotinca, Diego Gutierrez, Jack Jewsbury (Diego Walsh 79), Igor Simutenkov (Khari Stephenson 52), Kerry Zavagnin, Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff Cautions: Simutenkov 41, Zotinca 59 San Jose Earthquakes--Pat Onstad, Jeff Agoos, Ryan Cochrane, Todd Dunivant, Craig Waibel, Ramiro Corrales, Landon Donovan, Brian Mullan, Ian Russell (Chris Brown 94+), Brian Ching, Dwayne De Rosario (Jamil Walker 86) Cautions: Agoos 24, Mullan 38 KC SJ Shots 5 15 Shots on Goal 2 7 Fouls 14 24 Offside 3 2 Corner Kicks 5 11 Saves 5 2 Referee: Kevin Terry Referee’s Assistants: Rob Fereday, Rick Eddy 4th Official: Alex Prus Attendance: 8,659

San Jose Earthquakes (9-10-11, 1-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (14-9-7, 1-1-0) October 30, 2004 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period San Jose Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 2 3

Scoring Summary: KC--Stephenson 1 (Jewsbury 1, Arnaud 1) 26 KC--Own Goal (Ching) 48 KC--Jewsbury 1 (Simutenkov 1, Burciaga 1) 92+ San Jose Earthquakes--Pat Onstad, Jeff Agoos, Ryan Cochrane, Todd Dunivant, Craig Waibel, Ramiro Corrales (Eddie Robinson 94+), Landon Donovan, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Brian Ching, Dwayne De Rosario (Ian Russell 61) Cautions: Donovan 43 Kansas City Wizards--Bo Oshoniyi, Jose Burciaga Jr., Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Alex Zotinca (Taylor Graham 94+), Jack Jewsbury, Khari Stephenson (Igor Simutenkov 69), Kerry Zavagnin (Diego Walsh 86), Davy Arnaud, Diego Gutierrez, Josh Wolff Cautions: Jewsbury 46+, Arnaud 56, Gutierrez 78 SJ KC Shots 8 14 Shots on Goal 4 6 Fouls 15 21 Offside 6 2 Corner Kicks 4 5 Saves 3 4 Referee: Terry Vaughn Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland, George Gansner 4th Official: Abbey Okulaja Attendance: 10,222 26

2003 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL) Kansas City Wizards (11-10-9, 1-1-1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (14-7-9, 2-1-0) November 15, 2003 -- Spartan Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City San Jose

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 3

Scoring Summary: KC--Simutenkov 2 (Klein 1) 57 SJ--Lagos 1 (Dayak 2, Donovan 2) 61 KC--Klein 2 (Preki 1) 72 SJ--Mullan 1 (Russell 2) 83 SJ--Donovan 2 (Ekelund 2) 117 Kansas City Wizards--Tony Meola, Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Diego Gutierrez, Stephen Armstrong (Eric Quill 66), Kerry Zavagnin, Chris Klein, Preki, Carey Talley, Wolde Harris (Davy Arnaud 91+), Igor Simutenkov (Josh Wolff 71) Cautions: Zavagnin 100 San Jose Earthquakes--Pat Onstad, Jeff Agoos, Troy Dayak, Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel (Dwayne De Rosario 81), Ronnie Ekelund, Manny Lagos (Ian Russell 68), Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Landon Donovan, Jamil Walker (Rodrigo Faria 77) Cautions: Dayak 73, Faria 112 KC SJ Shots 13 21 Shots on Goal 4 6 Fouls 16 10 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 2 6 Saves 3 2 Referee: Kevin Stott Referee’s Assistants: George Vergara, Greg Barkey 4th Official: Ricardo Valenzuela Attendance: 16,108

2004 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL) Los Angeles Galaxy (11-9-10, 1-2-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (14-9-7, 2-1-0) November 5, 2004 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Los Angeles Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Arnaud 1 (Wolff 1) 24 KC--Arnaud 2 (Zotinca 1) 69 Los Angeles Galaxy--Kevin Hartman, Chris Albright, Paul Broome, Danny Califf (Alejandro Moreno 78), Tyrone Marshall, Cobi Jones (Andreas Herzog 59), Marcelo Saragosa (Arturo Torres 62), Peter Vagenas, Sasha Victorine, Jovan Kirovski, Carlos Ruiz Cautions: Vagenas 26, Broome 72, Herzog 83 Kansas City Wizards--Bo Oshoniyi, Jose Burciaga Jr., Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Alex Zotinca, Diego Gutierrez, Jack Jewsbury, Khari Stephenson (Taylor Graham 59), Kerry Zavagnin, Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff Cautions: Burciaga 41, Zotinca 72 LA KC Shots 9 14 Shots on Goal 3 6 Fouls 17 19 Offside 1 3 Corner Kicks 5 5 Saves 4 3 Referee: Abbey Okulaja Referee’s Assistants: Thomas Supple, Steve Taylor 4th Official: Michael Kennedy Attendance: 11,931


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2004 MLS CUP D.C. United (11-10-9, 3-0-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (14-9-7, 2-2-0) November 14, 2004 -- The Home Depot Center Goals By Period D.C. United Kansas City

1 2 Tot 3 0 3 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Burciaga 1 (Unassisted) 6 DC--Eskandarian 3 (Carroll 1) 19 DC--Eskandarian 4 (Unassisted) 23 DC--Own Goal (Zotinca) 26 KC--Wolff 1 (Penalty Kick) 58 D.C. United--Nick Rimando, Bryan Namoff, Ryan Nelsen, Mike Petke, Brian Carroll, Earnie Stewart (Brandon Prideaux 82), Christian Gomez (Joshua Gros 59), Dema Kovalenko (Ejected 57), Ben Olsen, Alecko Eskandarian (Freddy Adu 65), Jaime Moreno Cautions: Stewart 55, Namoff 72, Olsen 89 Ejections: Kovalenko 57 Kansas City Wizards--Bo Oshoniyi, Jose Burciaga Jr., Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Alex Zotinca (Diego Walsh 82), Diego Gutierrez, Jack Jewsbury (Matt Taylor 66), Khari Stephenson (Igor Simutenkov 45), Kerry Zavagnin, Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff Cautions: Gutierrez 33 DC KC Shots 8 11 Shots on Goal 4 6 Fouls 15 13 Offside 2 1 Corner Kicks 4 5 Saves 2 2

2007 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Chivas USA (15-7-8, 0-1-0) vs. Kansas City Wizards (11-12-7, 1-0-0) October 27, 2007 -- Arrowhead Stadium Goals By Period Chivas USA Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 0 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Arnaud 1 (Free Kick) 35 Chivas USA--Brad Guzan, Jason Hernandez, Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas, Jonathan Bornstein, Alex Zotinca (John Cunliffe 57), Sacha Kljestan, Jesse Marsch, Paulo Nagamura, Francisco Mendoza, Laurent Merlin (Ramon Nunez 70) Cautions: Zotinca 46+ Kansas City Wizards--Kevin Hartman, Jack Jewsbury (Ryan Raybould 89), Nick Garcia, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Harrington, Davy Arnaud, Sasha Victorine, Kerry Zavagnin, Kurt Morsink (Ryan Pore 72), Scott Sealy, Eddie Johnson Cautions: Harrington 44, Garcia 54, Zavagnin 88 CHV KC Shots 8 8 Shots on Goal 4 3 Fouls 18 12 Offside 5 2 Corner Kicks 1 2 Saves 2 4 Referee: Alex Prus Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey, Rob Fereday 4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez Attendance: 12,442

Kansas City Wizards (11-12-7, 1-0-1) vs. Chivas USA (15-7-8, 0-1-1) November 3, 2007 -- The Home Depot Center Goals By Period Kansas City Chivas USA

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Wizards--Kevin Hartman, Jack Jewsbury, Nick Garcia, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Harrington, Davy Arnaud, Kurt Morsink, Kerry Zavagnin (Lance Watson 94+), Sasha Victorine (Ryan Pore 67), Eddie Johnson, Scott Sealy (Jose Burciaga Jr. 82) Cautions: Johnson 65 Chivas USA--Brad Guzan, Lawson Vaughn, Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas, Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Mendoza (Anthony Hamilton 81), Paulo Nagamura, Jesse Marsch, Sacha Kljestan, Maykel Galindo, Ramon Nunez (John Cunliffe 74) Cautions: Marsch 19, Francisco Mendoz 53, Nunez 62, Bornstein 89 KC CHV Shots 8 16 Shots on Goal 3 7 Fouls 13 20 Offside 4 2 Corner Kicks 0 6 Saves 6 3 Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Steve Taylor 4th Official: Tim Weyland Attendance: 19,711

Referee: Michael Kennedy Referee’s Assistants: Nate Clement, Kermit Quisenberry 4th Official: Abbey Okulaja Attendance: 25,797

2007 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL) Kansas City Wizards (11-12-7, 1-1-1) vs. Houston Dynamo (15-8-7, 2-1-0) November 10, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City Houston

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

2008 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Columbus Crew (17-7-6, 0-0-1) vs. Kansas City Wizards (11-10-9, 0-0-1) November 1, 2008 -- CommunityAmerica Ballpark Goals By Period Columbus Kansas City

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 0 1 1

Kansas City Wizards (11-10-9, 0-1-1) vs. Columbus Crew (17-7-6, 1-0-1) November 8, 2008 -- Columbus Crew Stadium Goals By Period Kansas City Columbus

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: HOU--Jaqua 1 (Mulrooney 1) 35 HOU--De Rosario 1 (Waibel 1) 81

Scoring Summary: KC--Arnaud 1 (Lopez 1) 53 CLB--Lenhart 1 (Moreno 1) 92+

Scoring Summary: CLB--Evans 1 (Carroll 1) 7 CLB--Rogers 1 (Moreno 2, Barros Schelotto 1) 57

Kansas City Wizards--Kevin Hartman, Jack Jewsbury (Ryan Pore 75), Nick Garcia, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Harrington, Davy Arnaud, Kurt Morsink, Kerry Zavagnin (Carlos Marinelli 46), Sasha Victorine (Eloy Colombano 66), Eddie Johnson, Scott Sealy

Columbus Crew--William Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Chad Marshall, Danny O’rourke, Gino Padula, Eddie Gaven (Steven Lenhart 83), Brad Evans, Brian Carroll, Robbie Rogers (Emmanuel Ekpo 88), Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Alejandro Moreno

Kansas City Wizards--Kevin Hartman, Jonathan Leathers, Tyson Wahl (Josh Wolff 68), Jimmy Conrad, Michael Harrington, Davy Arnaud, Roger Espinoza (Matt Marquess 77), Jack Jewsbury, Kevin Souter, Abe Thompson (Michael Kraus 59), Claudio Lopez

Cautions: Garcia 55, Marinelli 58, Arnaud 93+

Cautions: Padula 84, Carroll 93+

Cautions: Arnaud 39, Wahl 49

Houston Dynamo--Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Brian Mullan, Eddie Robinson, Ryan Cochrane, Wade Barrett, Dwayne De Rosario (Stuart Holden 85), Richard Mulrooney, Brad Davis, Brian Ching (Joseph Ngwenya 70), Nate Jaqua

Kansas City Wizards--Kevin Hartman, Jonathan Leathers, Tyson Wahl, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Harrington, Herculez Gomez (Ejected 75), Jack Jewsbury, Davy Arnaud, Kevin Souter (Roger Espinoza 92+), Abe Thompson (Josh Wolff 69), Claudio Lopez (Ivan Trujillo 89)

Columbus Crew--William Hesmer, Frankie Hejduk, Chad Marshall (Andy Iro 92+), Danny O’rourke, Gino Padula (Ezra Hendrickson 92+), Eddie Gaven, Brad Evans, Brian Carroll, Robbie Rogers, Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Emmanuel Ekpo 85), Alejandro Moreno

Cautions: Jewsbury 41 Ejections: Gomez 75

Cautions: Evans 63, Rogers 66, Hejduk 87, Ekpo 90

Cautions: Jaqua 41 KC HOU Shots 3 11 Shots on Goal 0 6 Fouls 10 11 Offside 0 6 Corner Kicks 1 6 Saves 4 0 Referee: Jair Marrufo Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey, C.J. Morgante 4th Official: Abbey Okulaja Attendance: 30,972

CLB KC Shots 10 5 Shots on Goal 4 2 Fouls 14 18 Offside 0 0 Corner Kicks 4 1 Saves 1 3 Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland, Corey Rockwell 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo Attendance: 10,385 27

KC CLB Shots 6 13 Shots on Goal 2 3 Fouls 10 15 Offside 2 1 Corner Kicks 3 1 Saves 1 2 Referee: Ricardo Salazar Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Nate Clement 4th Official: Mark Geiger Attendance: 11,153


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2011 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL)

2011 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Sporting Kansas City (13-9-12, 1-0-0) vs. Colorado Rapids (12-9-13, 1-1-0) October 30, 2011 -- Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Goals By Period Sporting KC Colorado

Colorado Rapids (12-9-13, 1-2-0) vs. Sporting Kansas City (13-9-12, 2-0-0) November 2, 2011 -- Livestrong Sporting Park

1 2 Tot 0 2 2 0 0 0

Goals By Period Colorado Sporting KC

Houston Dynamo (12-9-13, 3-0-0) vs. Sporting Kansas City (13-9-12, 2-1-0) November 6, 2011 -- Livestrong Sporting Park

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Goals By Period Houston Sporting KC

1 2 Tot 0 2 2 0 0 0

Scoring Summary: KC--Bunbury 1 (Julio Cesar 1) 49 KC--Bunbury 2 (Penalty Kick) 59

Scoring Summary: KC--Collin 1 (Zusi 1) 28 KC--Sapong 1 (Zusi 2) 76

Scoring Summary: HOU--Hainault 2 (Unassisted) 53 HOU--Costly 1 (Luiz Camargo 1) 87

Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Graham Zusi, Julio Cesar (Jeferson 78), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara (Soony Saad 89), Teal Bunbury (Davy Arnaud 69), CJ Sapong

Colorado Rapids--Matt Pickens, Wells Thompson, Marvell Wynne, Scott Palguta, Miguel Comminges, Brian Mullan, Joseph Nane (Macoumba Kandji 56), Jeff Larentowicz, Sanna Nyassi, Omar Cummings (Quincy Amarikwa 45), Ross Labauex (Eddie Ababio 80)

Houston Dynamo--Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe, Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis (Jermaine Taylor 39), Calen Carr (Will Bruin 68), Brian Ching (Carlo Costly 78)

Cautions: Bunbury 47+ Colorado Rapids--Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura (Tyrone Marshall 36), Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor (Scott Palguta 59), Miguel Comminges, Brian Mullan, Jeff Larentowicz, Sanna Nyassi, Wells Thompson, Omar Cummings, Caleb Folan (Macoumba Kandji 23) Cautions: Nyassi 63 Ejections: Marshall 57

Cautions: Nane 27, Comminges 55, Mullan 75, Nyassi 93+ Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Graham Zusi, Julio Cesar (Birahim Diop 79), Roger Espinoza (Davy Arnaud 45), Kei Kamara, Teal Bunbury (Soony Saad 87), CJ Sapong Cautions: Espinoza 35, Santos 48+, Arnaud 65

KC COL Shots 8 8 Shots on Goal 5 1 Fouls 13 10 Offside 0 2 Corner Kicks 4 6 Saves 1 3

COL KC Shots 9 12 Shots on Goal 4 7 Fouls 17 21 Offside 3 3 Corner Kicks 2 3 Saves 5 4

Referee: Baldomero Toledo Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Ian Anderson 4th Official: Juan Guzman Attendance: 8,601

Referee: Kevin Stott Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Brian Poeschel 4th Official: David Gantar Attendance: 18,565

Cautions: Carr 17, Camargo 55, Costly 88 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic (Omar Bravo 85), Graham Zusi, Julio Cesar (Jeferson 82), Roger Espinoza (Davy Arnaud 75), Kei Kamara, Teal Bunbury, CJ Sapong Cautions: Santos 30, Espinoza 74 HOU KC Shots 6 13 Shots on Goal 4 4 Fouls 13 11 Offside 5 2 Corner Kicks 1 4 Saves 4 2 Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante, Steve Taylor 4th Official: Chris Penso Attendance: 20,839

2012 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Sporting Kansas City (18-7-9, 0-1-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (14-9-11, 2-0-0) November 4, 2012 -- BBVA Compass Stadium Goals By Period Sporting KC Houston

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 1 1 2

Scoring Summary: HOU--Moffat 1 (Bruin 1) 18 HOU--Bruin 3 (Carr 2) 75 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Jacob Peterson (Bobby Convey 90), Julio Cesar, Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza (Peterson Joseph 77), Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong (Dom Dwyer 80) Cautions: Kamara 42 Houston Dynamo--Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Jermaine Taylor (Andre Hainault 55), Corey Ashe, Boniek Garcia, Adam Moffat, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Calen Carr (Brian Ching 81), Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 84) Cautions: Carr 27, Sarkodie 73 KC HOU Shots 13 13 Shots on Goal 1 2 Fouls 11 15 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 4 3 Saves 0 1 Referee: Edvin Jurisevic Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland, Adam Garner 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos Attendance: 20,689

Houston Dynamo (14-9-11, 2-1-0) vs. Sporting Kansas City (18-7-9, 1-1-0) November 7, 2012 -- Livestrong Sporting Park Goals By Period Houston Sporting KC

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 0 1 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Sinovic 1 (Zusi 1, Kamara 1) 64 Houston Dynamo--Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Andre Hainault, Corey Ashe, Boniek Garcia, Ricardo Clark, Adam Moffat, Brad Davis (Luiz Camargo 84), Calen Carr (Macoumba Kandji 33), Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 74) Cautions: Garcia 41, Ashe 84 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Peterson Joseph, Roger Espinoza, Oriol Rosell, Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong, Graham Zusi Cautions: Zusi 26, Myers 56 HOU KC Shots 3 20 Shots on Goal 1 4 Fouls 14 14 Offside 0 2 Corner Kicks 0 5 Saves 3 1 Referee: Allen Chapman Referee’s Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Corey Parker 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo Attendance: 20,894

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2013 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS) Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 0-1-0) vs. New England Revolution (14-11-9, 1-0-0) November 2, 2013 -- Gillette Stadium Goals By Period Sporting KC New England

New England Revolution (14-11-9, 1-1-0) vs. Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 1-1-0) November 6, 2013 -- Sporting Park

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 0 2 2

Goals By Period New England Sporting KC

Scoring Summary: NE--Dorman 1 (Unassisted) 55 NE--Rowe 1 (Nguyen 1, Agudelo 1) 67 KC--Collin 1 (Sapong 1, Myers 1) 69 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Graham Zusi, Oriol Rosell, Lawrence Olum, Jacob Peterson (Soony Saad 70), Teal Bunbury (Dom Dwyer 77), CJ Sapong Cautions: Sinovic 53, Bunbury 71, Collin 76 New England Revolution--Matt Reis, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Jose Goncalves, Darrius Barnes, Juan Agudelo, Lee Nguyen, Andy Dorman, Kelyn Rowe (Chad Barrett 85), Diego Fagundez, Dimitry Imbongo (Scott Caldwell 71) Cautions: Imbongo 69, Nguyen 84, Soares 89, Barrett 92+

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3

Scoring Summary: KC--Collin 2 (Unassisted) 41 NE--Imbongo 1 (Rowe 1) 70 KC--Sinovic 1 (Zusi 1, Collin 1) 79 KC--Bieler 1 (Benny Feilhaber 1) 113 New England Revolution--Matt Reis, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Jose Goncalves, Darrius Barnes (Jerry Bengtson 115), Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe, Andy Dorman (Scott Caldwell 45), Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Dimitry Imbongo (Chad Barrett 78) Cautions: Barnes 19, Caldwell 88 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Benny Feilhaber (Ike Opara 116), Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura (Soony Saad 97), CJ Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 84), Graham Zusi Cautions: Myers 19

KC NE Shots 13 8 Shots on Goal 4 3 Fouls 12 13 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 3 2 Saves 1 2

NE KC Shots 5 32 Shots on Goal 2 10 Fouls 27 16 Offside 1 3 Corner Kicks 1 10 Saves 7 1

Referee: Ismail Elfath Referee’s Assistants: George Gansner, Corey Rockwell 4th Official: Jorge Gonzalez Attendance: 15,164

Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Sean Hurd, Joe Fletcher 4th Official: Sorin Stoica Attendance: 19,031

2013 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS (CONFERENCE FINAL) Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 1-1-1) vs. Houston Dynamo (14-11-9, 2-0-2) November 9, 2013 -- BBVA Compass Stadium Goals By Period Sporting KC Houston

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0

Houston Dynamo (14-11-9, 2-1-2) vs. Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 2-1-1) November 23, 2013 -- Sporting Park Goals By Period Houston Sporting KC

1 2 Tot 1 0 1 1 1 2

Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Oriol Rosell, Paulo Nagamura, Benny Feilhaber (CJ Sapong 74), Graham Zusi, Teal Bunbury (Dom Dwyer 76), Jacob Peterson (Ike Opara 84)

Scoring Summary: HOU--Garcia 2 (Davis 1) 3 KC--Sapong 1 (Unassisted) 14 KC--Dwyer 1 (Benny Feilhaber 2) 63

Houston Dynamo--Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Mike Chabala, Boniek Garcia, Warren Creavalle, Ricardo Clark (Andrew Driver 26), Brad Davis, Will Bruin (Cam Weaver 45), Omar Cummings (Giles Barnes 78)

Houston Dynamo--Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Corey Ashe, Giles Barnes, Warren Creavalle (Servando Carrasco 75), Brad Davis, Boniek Garcia, Cam Weaver (Jason Johnson 82), Andrew Driver (Omar Cummings 70)

KC HOU Shots 15 10 Shots on Goal 3 3 Fouls 12 11 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 1 4 Saves 3 2

Cautions: Garcia 37, Brunner 85

Referee: Kevin Stott Referee’s Assistants: Greg Barkey, Adam Wienckowski 4th Official: Chris Penso Attendance: 22,107

Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Paulo Nagamura, Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber (Ike Opara 84), CJ Sapong, Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 94+), Graham Zusi (Jacob Peterson 91+) HOU KC Shots 8 14 Shots on Goal 2 3 Fouls 14 14 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 1 4 Saves 1 1 Referee: Baldomero Toledo Referee’s Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Frank Anderson 4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic Attendance: 21,650

2013 MLS CUP Real Salt Lake (16-10-8, 3-1-1) vs. Sporting Kansas City (17-10-7, 2-1-2) December 7, 2013 -- Sporting Park Goals By Period Real Salt Lake Sporting KC

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1

Scoring Summary: RSL--Saborio 1 (Beckerman 1) 52 KC--Collin 3 (Zusi 2) 76 Sporting Kansas City Win On Penalty Kicks 7-6: KC --Bieler, Goal RSL--Saborio, High KC --Nagamura, Goal RSL--Grabavoy, Saved KC --Besler, Saved RSL--Beckerman, Goal KC --Feilhaber, Goal RSL--Plata, Goal KC - Zusi, High RSL--Morales, Goal KC --Sinovic, Goal RSL--Schuler, Goal KC --Sapong, Goal RSL--Beltran, Goal KC --Olum, Wide Left RSL--Velasquez, Saved KC --Myers, Goal RSL--Borchers, Goal KC --Collin, Goal RSL--Palmer, Crossbar Real Salt Lake--Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert (Lovel Palmer 72), Luis Gil (Sebastian Velasquez 87), Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman, Ned Grabavoy, Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley (Joao Plata 112) Cautions: Wingert 24, Saborio 44, Beckerman 100 Sporting Kansas City--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Paulo Nagamura, Oriol Rosell (Lawrence Olum 8), Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer (Claudio Bieler 72), CJ Sapong Cautions: Collin 35, Feilhaber 103 RSL KC Shots 12 24 Shots on Goal 2 5 Fouls 21 19 Offside 3 4 Corner Kicks 1 9 Saves 4 1 Referee: Hilario Grajeda Referee’s Assistants: Paul Scott, Bill Dittmar 4th Official: Ismail Elfath Attendance: 21,650

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2016 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS KNOCKOUT ROUND

Sporting Kansas City (14-13-7, 0-1-0) vs. New York Red Bulls (13-10-11, 1-0-0) October 30, 2014 -- Red Bull Arena

Sporting Kansas City (14-11-9, 0-0-1) vs. Portland Timbers (15-11-8, 0-0-1) October 29, 2015 -- Providence Park

Sporting Kansas City (13-13-8, 0-1-0) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (14-14-6, 1-0-0) October 27, 2016 -- Centurylink Field

Goals By Period 1 2 Tot Sporting KC 0 1 1 New York 0 2 2 Scoring Summary: KC--Dwyer 1 (Benny Feilhaber 1) 53 NY--Wright-Phillips 1 (Henry 1, Luyindula 1) 77 NY--Wright-Phillips 2 (Oyongo 1, Luyindula 2) 90

Goals By Period Sporting KC Portland

Sporting Kansas City--Eric Kronberg, Kevin Ellis, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Paulo Nagamura, Jorge Claros, Benny Feilhaber, CJ Sapong (Jacob Peterson 81), Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi

Portland Timbers Win On Penalty Kicks 7-6: POR--Valeri, Saved KC --Feilhaber, Goal POR--Borchers, Goal KC --Dwyer, Saved POR--Ridgewell, Goal KC --Zusi, Goal POR--Jewsbury, High KC --Besler, High POR--Urruti, Goal KC --Nagamura, Goal POR--Villafana, Saved KC --Ellis, Left Pipe POR--Asprilla, Goal KC --Mustivar, Goal POR--Nagbe, Goal KC --Peterson, Goal POR--Powell, Saved KC --Abdul-Salaam, Left Pipe POR--Fochive, Goal KC --Dia, Goal POR--Kwarasey, Goal KC --Kempin, Saved

New York Red Bulls--Luis Robles, Richard Eckersley (Ambroise Oyongo 75), Jamison Olave, Ibrahim Sekagya, Roy Miller, Lloyd Sam, Dax Mccarty, Tim Cahill (Connor Lade 94+), Thierry Henry, Eric Alexander (Peguy Luyindula 65), Bradley Wright-Phillips KC NY Shots 3 13 Shots on Goal 2 5 Fouls 19 8 Offside 3 4 Corner Kicks 6 5 Saves 3 1 Referee: Armando Villarreal Referee’s Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Brian Dunn 4th Official: Silviu Petrescu Attendance: 15,518

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 2

Scoring Summary: POR--Wallace 1 (Valeri 1) 57 KC--Ellis 1 (Zusi 1) 87 KC--Nemeth 1 (Dia 1) 96 POR--Urruti 1 (Asprilla 1) 118

Goals By Period Sporting KC Seattle

1 2 Tot 0 0 0 0 1 1

Scoring Summary: SEA--Valdez 1 (J. Jones 1) 88

Sporting KC--Tim Melia (Jon Kempin 84), Saad Abdul-Salaam, Kevin Ellis, Matt Besler, Amadou Dia, Paulo Nagamura, Soni Mustivar, Benny Feilhaber, Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer, Krisztian Nemeth (Jacob Peterson 110) Cautions: Ellis 11, Dwyer 35, Nemeth 76, Dia 76, Abdul-Salaam 93 Portland--Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Alvas Powell, Nat Borchers, Liam Ridgewell, Jorge Villafana, Diego Valeri, Jack Jewsbury, Darlington Nagbe, Lucas Melano (George Fochive 85), Fanendo Adi (Maximiliano Urruti 105), Rodney Wallace (Dairon Asprilla 99) Cautions: Ridgewell 38, Wallace 69, Fochive 107, Valeri 115

Sporting Kansas City--Tim Melia, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Kevin Ellis, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic (Jimmy Medranda 90), Benny Feilhaber, Soni Mustivar, Paulo Nagamura (Jacob Peterson 92+), Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer, Roger Espinoza Cautions: Sinovic 63, Feilhaber 71, Espinoza 93+ Seattle Sounders Fc--Stefan Frei, Tyrone Mears, Roman Torres, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones, Osvaldo Alonso, Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Alvaro Fernandez (Brad Evans 86), Erik Friberg (Nelson Haedo Valdez 79), Jordan Morris Cautions: Alonso 32 KC SEA Shots 12 10 Shots on Goal 7 1 Fouls 18 12 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 5 4 Saves 0 7 Referee: Ismail Elfath Referee’s Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Corey Parker 4th Official: Ricardo Salazar Attendance: 36,151

KC POR Shots 9 15 Shots on Goal 3 5 Fouls 24 24 Offside 4 6 Corner Kicks 6 9 Saves 2 1 Referee: Armando Villarreal Referee’s Assistants: Peter Manikowski, Corey Parker 4th Official: Allen Chapman Attendance: 21,144

2017 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS KNOCKOUT ROUND Sporting Kansas City (12-9-13, 0-1-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (13-10-11, 1-0-0) October 26, 2017 -- BBVA Compass Stadium Goals By Period Sporting KC Houston

1 2 1OT 2OT Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Scoring Summary: HOU--Elis 1 (Sanchez 1) 94 Sporting KC--Andrew Dykstra, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Jimmy Medranda, Roger Espinoza (Saad Abdul-Salaam 114), Ilie Sanchez, Benny Feilhaber (Kevin Oliveira 101), Latif Blessing (Cristian Lobato 100), Diego Rubio, Gerso Fernandes (Daniel Salloi 51)

2018 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL Sporting Kansas City (18-8-8, 0-0-1) vs. Real Salt Lake (14-13-7, 1-0-1) November 4, 2018 -- Rio Tinto Stadium Goals By Period Sporting KC Real Salt Lake

1 2 Tot 0 1 1 0 1 1

Scoring Summary: RSL--Rusnak 1 (Kreilach 1) 51 KC--Rubio 1 (Gutierre 1) 60 Sporting KC--Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Yohan Croizet, Johnny Russell, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez, Felipe Gutierrez, Daniel Salloi (Gerso Fernandes 83), Khiry Shelton (Diego Rubio 60)

Cautions: Zusi 47+, Sanchez 53, Espinoza 65, Rubio 89, Dykstra 123+

Cautions: Rubio 76

Houston--Tyler Deric, Adolfo Machado, Philippe Senderos, Leonardo (Jalil Anibaba 41), Damarcus Beasley, Ricardo Clark (Vicente Sanchez 87), Alberth Elis, Tomas Martinez, Juan David Cabezas, Alex (Eric Alexander 90), Erick Torres (Romell Quioto 73)

Real Salt Lake--Nick Rimando, Brooks Lennon, Marcelo Silva (Justen Glad 41), Nedum Onuoha, Aaron Herrera, Sunday Stephen, Jefferson Savarino (Sebastian Saucedo 87), Albert Rusnak, Joao Plata (Corey Baird 77), Kyle Beckerman, Damir Kreilach

Cautions: Senderos 14, Clark 21, Machado 76, Quioto 109, Elis 121+

Cautions: Rusnak 26, Beckerman 72

KC HOU Shots 22 20 Shots on Goal 5 5 Fouls 16 21 Offside 3 4 Corner Kicks 9 6 Saves 4 6

KC RSL Shots 12 10 Shots on Goal 6 3 Fouls 11 10 Offside 1 3 Corner Kicks 4 6 Saves 2 4

Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Joe Fletcher, Mike Rottersman 4th Official: Hilario Grajeda Attendance: 14,126

Referee: Baldomero Toledo Referee’s Assistants: Gianni Facchini, Felisha Mariscal 4th Official: Alan Kelly Attendance: 14,045 30

Real Salt Lake (14-13-7, 1-1-1) vs. Sporting Kansas City (18-8-8, 1-0-1) November 11, 2018 -- Children’s Mercy Park Goals By Period Real Salt Lake Sporting KC

1 2 Tot 0 2 2 2 2 4

Scoring Summary: KC--Rubio 2 (Gutierrez 2, Russell 1) 14 KC--Salloi 1 (Gutierrez 3) 19 RSL--Saucedo 1 (Plata 1) 60 KC--Sanchez 1 (Penalty Kick) 67 RSL--Kreilach 3 (Plata 2) 72 KC--Salloi 2 (Unassisted) 97+ RSL-Nick Rimando, Brooks Lennon, Nick Besler, Nedum Onuoha, Aaron Herrera, Kyle Beckerman, Jefferson Savarino, Damir Kreilach, Luke Mulholland (Pablo Ruiz 90), Joao Plata, Luis Silva (Sebastian Saucedo 45) Cautions: Herrera 49, Beckerman 64 Sporting KC-Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez, Felipe Gutierrez, Johnny Russell (Yohan Croizet 77), Diego Rubio (Khiry Shelton 68), Daniel Salloi Cautions: Rubio 63, Espinoza 82 RSL KC Shots 20 15 Shots on Goal 7 7 Fouls 17 18 Offside 1 0 Corner Kicks 7 8 Saves 2 5 Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Andrew Bigelow 4th Official: Chris Penso Attendance: 19,918


SPORTING KANSAS CITY ALL-TIME POSTSEASON BOX SCORES 2018 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL Sporting Kansas City (18-8-8, 1-0-2) vs. Portland Timbers (15-10-9, 2-1-1) November 25, 2018 -- Providence Park

Portland Timbers (15-10-9, 3-1-1) vs. Sporting Kansas City (18-8-8, 1-1-2) November 29, 2018 -- Children’s Mercy Park

Goals By Period 1 2 Tot Sporting KC 0 0 0 Portland 0 0 0

Goals By Period 1 2 Tot Sporting KC 1 1 2 Portland 0 3 3

Scoring Summary: None

Scoring Summary: KC--Salloi 3 (Rubio 1) 20 POR--Blanco 3 (Villafana 1) 52 POR--Valeri 3 (unassisted) 61 KC--Fernandes 1 (unassisted) 81 POR--Valeri 4 (Chara 1) 99+

Sporting Kansas City--Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez, Felipe Gutierrez, Johnny Russell (Yohan Croizet 92+), Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi Cautions: Sinovic 46+, Besler 66, Salloi 89 Portland Timbers--Jeff Attinella, Zarek Valentin, Larrys Mabiala (Bill Tuiloma 19), Liam Ridgewell, Jorge Villafana, Dairon Asprilla, Diego Chara, Diego Valeri, David Guzman, Sebastian Blanco, Jeremy Ebobisse (Lucas Melano 81) Cautions: Guzman 36 KC POR Shots 9 14 Shots on Goal 1 6 Fouls 15 16 Offside 4 1 Corner Kicks 1 5 Saves 6 1 Referee: Robert Sibiga Referee’s Assistants: C.J. Morgante, Corey Rockwell 4th Official: Ted Unkel Attendance: 21,144

Sporting Kansas City--Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez, Felipe Gutierrez, Johnny Russell (Yohan Croizet 90), Diego Rubio (Krisztian Nemeth 70), Daniel Salloi (Gerso Fernandes 65). Cautions: Rubio 47 Portland Timbers--Jeff Attinella, Zarek Valentin (Alvas Powell 80), Bill Tuiloma, Liam Ridgewell, Jorge Villafana, Diego Chara, Andy Polo (Dairon Asprilla 72), Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco, David Guzman (Lawrence Olum 84), Jeremy Ebobisse. Cautions: Valentin 17, Guzman 50+, Chara 77, Villafana 96+, Asprilla 97+ KC POR Shots 20 8 Shots on Goal 8 3 Fouls 9 13 Offside 4 2 Corner Kicks 13 3 Saves 0 6 Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Joe Fletcher, Matthew Nelson 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo Attendance: 20,091

2020 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL San Jose Earthquakes (8-9-6, 0-0-1) vs. Sporting Kansas City (12-6-3, 0-0-1) November 22, 2020 - Children’s Mercy Park Goals By Period 1 2 OT1 OT2 Tot Sporting KC 1 2 0 0 3 San Jose 2 1 0 0 3 Scoring Summary: KC--Espinoza 1 (Russell 1) 4 SJ--Fierro 1 (unassisted) 22 SJ--Salinas 1 (Espinoza 1, Fierro 1) 34 KC--I. Sanchez 1 (Busio 1) 47 KC--Busio 1 (Shelton 1, Fernandes 1) 91+ SJ--Wondolowski 1 (Espinoza 2, Rios 1) 97+ Sporting Kansas City Win On Penalty Kicks 3:0: KC--Russell, Goal SJ --Alanis, Saved KC--Ilie, Goal SJ --Yueill, Saved KC--Shelton, Goal SJ --Espinoza, Saved San Jose Earthquakes--JT Marcinkowski, Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Oswaldo Alanis, Marcos Lopez (Tommy Thompson 102), Cristian Espinoza, Judson (Eric Calvillo 115), Jackson Yueill, Shea Salinas (Cade Cowell 87), Carlos Fierro (Andres Rios 87), Chris Wondolowski. Cautions: Lima 28, Lopez 56, Espinoza 85 Sporting Kansas City--Tim Melia, Jaylin Lindsey, Roberto Puncec, Winston Reid, Amadou Dia, Johnny Russell, Roger Espinoza (Felipe Hernandez 93+), Ilie Sanchez, Gianluca Busio (Gadi Kinda 97), Gerso Fernandes (Erik Hurtado 93+), Khiry Shelton. Cautions: Reid 39, Dia 78, Espinoza 79, Russell 86 KC SJ Shots 14 17 Shots on Goal 8 8 Fouls 19 17 Offside 0 0 Corner Kicks 5 6 Saves 5 5 Referee: Nima Saghafi Referee’s Assistants: Andrew Bigelow, Jeremy Kieso 4th Official: Ramy Touchan 31


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